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CNIPA: Obvious lack of inventive step

日期: 2022-07-25 10:51
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CNIPA: Obvious lack of inventive step shall be a part of scope of preliminary examination of utility models
 

Recently, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a reply to the Fifth Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) Recommendation No. 8842. It is mentioned that the CNIPA shall promote the examination of inventive step for the utility models and improve the quality of granting. At present, China adopts the examination system of preliminary examination plus evaluation report for the utility models. In the preliminary examination, the examiner may examine whether the applied-for utility models obviously do not involve inventive step on the basis of information obtained from the prior arts or the conflicting applications. For further improving the quality of granting of the utility models, the CNIPA actively promotes the reform of system of the utility models. In the draft amendment of the Rules for the implementation of the Patent Law, obviously does not involve inventive step shall be a part of scope of utility models preliminary examination, amend the Patent Examination Guide accordingly, and further perfect the relevant examination standards.


                   



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