Boom and boom in the People’s Republic


Boom and boom in the People’s Republic


Over the past few years China’s life sciences sector has become a hive of activity as specialist IP courts have been implemented and M&A activity has ramped up. LSIPR assesses some of these developments.

In 2014, three specialist intellectual property courts were established in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Within eight months, the courts had received more than 10,000 lawsuits and decided 4,160 cases, according to a press conference by the Supreme People’s Court of China, reported on by Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law.

James Zhu, partner at law firm JunHe, applauds the progress made by the Chinese courts in the IP arena over the past few years.

Eli Lilly, Roche, life sciences, Chinese Food and Drug Administration, IP enforcement, M&A, patent, licensing, GE Healthcare,