One June 30, 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) released the Draft Anti-monopoly Guidelines in the Field of Standard Essential Patents for Comment (关于标准必要专利领域的反垄断指南(征求意见稿)). Per Article 1, the Guidelines are formed to “prevent and stop undertakings from abusing standard essential patents to exclude or restrict competition, protect intellectual property rights, improve the efficiency of economic operation, and safeguard the interests of consumers and the public interest of society.” Excerpts follow. Comments are due July 29, 2023. Read more
Monday, July 31 2023 \ Published by China IP Law Update.