We are pleased to announce the October 2017 issue of Sonderhoff & Einsel China IP Newsletter.
The average time period for a patent examination is currently 22 months in China, which is not necessarily long. However, considering the serious risk of patent infringement by copied products, there is a stronger need to ensure that patents are granted quickly. In addition to the PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway), the “Administrative Regulations of Prioritized Examination”, which was revised in 2017, has been used, mainly by Chinese applicants.
For details, please check the following PDF.