China to strengthen IPR in new fields, business

 China says it will strengthen Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) sector to better serve the growth of new fields and new business forms during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

According to the plan, the National Intellectual Property Administration (NIPA) would carry out in-depth study and practice in the Internet, big data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other new fields and new business forms.

China would put diverse efforts on patent examination, data IPR protection, Internet-related IPR protection and IPR international cooperation in the 14th Five-Year Plan period.

The NIPA would give full play to the bidirectional promotion function of patent examination in promoting innovation and application, it would improve the examination rules in the emerging fields to boost breakthroughs in core technologies and their industrial application.

It would promote the implementation of the data IPR protection project, push forward the legislative research and establish rules in the sector, targeting to effectively protect, use data to ensure personal privacy and national security.

The Chinese IPR authorities will also strengthen the IPR protection in the Internet field, facilitate the sector’s online and offline integrated development to meet the new challenges from the information era.

According to the NIPA, China would also promote international IPR cooperation in new fields and business forms, as well as international rulemaking in big data, AI and other emerging new fields. (Xinhua/NAN)