[Explanation] On April 22, the Supreme People's Court held a press conference to introduce the overall situation of judicial protection of intellectual property rights in courts across the country in 2020.

According to Lin Guanghai, Deputy Chief of the Third Civil Division of the Supreme People’s Court, in 2020, courts across the country received 525,618 new cases of first instance, second instance, and application for retrial, and concluded 524,387 cases, an increase of 9.1% and 10.2% respectively over 2019. Knowledge The power of property right adjudication has been continuously strengthened.

  [Concurrent] Lin Guanghai, Deputy Chief of the Third Civil Division of the Supreme People's Court

  Including a number of major cases for the development of high-quality services.

The "Red Bull" trademark ownership dispute case was concluded, and the legal interests of Chinese and foreign trademark owners were equally protected.

Intensify the protection of intellectual property rights in the fields of patents, integrated circuit layout designs, computer software, and new plant varieties, and promote the resolution of the "stuck neck" problem.

Properly hear new types of cases such as artificial intelligence, big data, sports events and online game live broadcasts, and promote the standardized development of emerging business formats.

Severely punish acts that disrupt market order, such as trademark squatting, counterfeit trademarks, commercial slander, and false propaganda related to epidemic prevention and control in accordance with the law, to ensure the smooth progress of epidemic prevention and control.

  [Explanation] 2021 is the third year of the trial of the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court. Since its establishment, the quality and effectiveness of trials have been significantly improved.

The Vice President of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court, Yan Zhonglin, said that in the next step, efforts will be made to properly handle the three aspects of the relationship.

  [Concurrent] Yun Zhonglin, Deputy Chief of the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court

  The first is to promote economic development and ensure national security.

The second is to protect scientific and technological innovation and maintain fair competition.

While protecting enterprise technological innovation and new technology application in accordance with the law, it also pays attention to strengthening judicial anti-monopoly, especially Internet platform anti-monopoly work, and actively creating a market-oriented legalized international business environment.

The third is to protect strictly in accordance with the law and prevent abuse of rights.

While highlighting the protection orientation of rights holders' interests, continuously increasing the intensity of compensation for infringement, and maximizing the release of the driving force of innovation, it also pays attention to the fair and reasonable definition of the boundaries of rights within the scope of statutory discretion.

  [Explanation] The protection of scientific and technological innovation achievements has always been a concern of the society.

Lin Guanghai introduced that the Supreme Law will fully implement the Patent Law and increase the protection of core technologies in key areas.

  [Concurrent] Lin Guanghai, Deputy Chief of the Third Civil Division of the Supreme People's Court

  Focus on key technical key areas such as high-end chips, integrated circuits, basic software, and industrial software, continue to increase judicial protection, promote the improvement of independent innovation capabilities and the transformation and application of technological achievements, promote the construction of an innovative service system, and promote technological and industrial upgrading.

Improve the judicial protection rules for intellectual property rights in new fields and business types such as big data, artificial intelligence, and genetic technology, and promote the innovative application of key digital technologies.

  Reporter Wang Shibo reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Wang Kai]