10-11 and 13-14 November 2008, Shanghai and Guangzhou
IPR2 supported the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in implementing a series of training sessions on IP management, to promote exchanges on best practices of IP management, in particular with respect to ICT-related issues and to enhance the capacity of Chinese and European authorities in managing IP.
For the vast number of Chinese enterprises, it is a challenge to access comprehensive information on IP management. However, as they begin to successfully develop independent IP rights that require protection, it becomes increasingly important that they are supported in developing know-how on managing these rights. This contributes to an environment that fosters innovative behaviour and helps to build the capacity of industry in dealing with IPR-related issues using the legal means available.
The keynote speakers were Mr Zhao Tianwu, Director of IPR Centre, MIIT; Mr Ruan Ruhua, Director of Science and Technology, MIIT.
MIIT coordinates science and technology activities, including plans and policies for the development and industrialisation of high and new technologies.
This formed part of a training programme that realised more than 500 Chinese government officials and industry representatives of Shanghai SAR and Guangdong province trained on IP management. The training was an opportunity to open access to information channels on IP laws, policies and patents in Europe whereby key features of the IP protection system on both sides and the points of attention for industry, especially in terms of protecting innovation. In doing so, it contributed to encouraging the use of EU and Chinese IP resources and adoption of various IP strategies; and served to improve understanding and knowledge both of government officials and industry on European IPR laws, licensing models as well as IP protection and make them better informed of European and international practices in IPR protection.
The technical discussion provided practical tools and case studies on the use and importance of IP rights to prevent and lower the number of infringements covering the acquisition, valuation and enforcement of rights in the EU and China. Specifically:
Examples of Chinese companies’ IP strategy
Designing a patent strategy in Europe
Technical innovation, patent rights and protection of enterprises’ innovations
Setting a patent pre-warning system
General information on the IPR environment in Europe, IP portfolio evaluation and acquisition and management of rights in the EU and enforcement mechanisms in the EU.
Training sessions in the same field were also carried out with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Dongguan and Changzhou.
For more information on this activity, contact Mr Benoit Misonne
For general information on IPR2, contact Ms Tamryn Barker
[IPR2 ref. CC2.AW1.004]