Special Economic Zones, Legal Innovation, Technology, and IP Disputes. Quo Vadis China?
Article from: TDM 5 (2020), in Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
Technology standards are an important component of modern life, as they are essential, inter alia, for the interoperability of devices. Several standards contribute to the optimal working of a technology product - such as a smartphone - and many more patents are essential to produce an item with standard-compliant features. These patents are referred to as "standard-essential patents" (SEPs). Since 1978, China has moved at a fast pace in tuning its indigenous intellectual property rights (IPRs) system to international norms. Mastering the technology standards-setting process and creating ...