On October 17th, 2020, the 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress of China passed the Decision on Revising the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China. The newly revised Patent Law of China will come into force on June 1st, 2021. It took about 8 years to fulfill this fourth revision of Patent Law. The fourth amendment to the Patent Law has 29 articles.
Many of these changes were already in the proposed draft amendments that came out in 2019 and 2020, though there have also been some adjustments....