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9/12/2008 IP News & Blog Round-Up

  • IP Attorneys are taking matters—and patents—into their own hands – This article looks at the trend of patent attorneys filing for their own patents and then suing companies for infringement—many often while still employed at IP firms. (from Law.com)
  • China reviews third amendment to Patent Law - SIPO has announced that the NPC Standing Committee has begun reviewing only the third proposed amendment to Patent Law in over 25 years.
  • The IP System is Broken - According to The Innovation Partnership, a not-for-profit consultancy, the world IP system is severely hindering the potentially life-saving and advancing efforts of human innovation. The results of the seven-year study can be found here.
  • In Shanghai, Real will mean Real - A government sponsored plan will provide special signboards with the Chinese character for "authentic" (真) to stores that prove the authenticity of their wares. (from IP Dragon)


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