This book comprehensively discusses the main features of the Chinese patent law system, which not only legally 'transplants' international treaties into the Chinese context, but also maintains China's legal culture and promotes domestic economic growth. This is the basis for encouraging creativity and improving patent law protection in China.
The book approaches the evolution of the Chinese patent system through the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius's classic principle, offering readers a fresh new way to understand and analyze Chinese patent law reforms, while also outlining how Confucian insights could be used to improve the enforcement of patent law and overall intellectual property protection awareness in China. It examines ancient Chinese innovation history, explores intellectual property from a Confucian perspective, and discusses the roots of Chinese patent law, as well as the past three amendments and the trends in the ongoing fourth amendment.
In addition to helping readers grasp the mentality behind the Chinese approach to patent law and patent protection, the book provides an alternative research methodology and philosophical approach by demonstrating Confucian analysis, which provides a more dynamic way to justify intellectual property in the academic world. Lastly, it suggests future strategies for local industries in the legal, cultural and sociological sectors in China, which provide benefits for domestic and overseas patent holders alike. The book offers a valuable asset for graduate students and researchers on China and intellectual property law, as well as general readers interested in Asian culture and the philosophy of law.
Dr. Nan Zhang is a lecturer at the College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law. Her research interest is comparative intellectual property law. She was educated in both China Mainland and England. She received Herchel Smith Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship during her Ph.D study at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Law Research Institute, University of London. She is an advisor of the Fourth Amendment of Chinese Patent Law for National Intellectual Property Administration, People's Republic of China. She is council member of the China Health Law Association and China Case Law Association and the founding member of their specialised Intellectual Property Committees. She was selected as Beijing 100 Distinguished Legal Professionals by the Beijing Association of Law in 2018.
Introduction.- A Brief History of Chinese Innovation.- A Consideration of Intellectual Property through a Confucian Exploration.- The Ancient Innovation and Early Chinese Patent Law.- China's Updates in Patent Law.- New Waves in Chinese Patent System.- Conclusion: Cultural Strategies for Legal Enforcement.