China News Service, Beijing, February 22 (Reporter Zhang Su) Tao Kaiyuan, Vice President of the Supreme People's Court of China and Second-level Justice, said in Beijing on the 22nd that the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court (hereinafter referred to as the "Tribunal") has been established for a total of five years. It accepted 18,924 cases and concluded 15,710 cases, "fully embodying the institutional advantages of the appeal hearing mechanism for intellectual property cases at the national level."

  China's State Council Information Office held a press conference that day. Tao Kaiyuan said at the meeting that the court "increases the judicial protection of intellectual property rights in key core technologies, key fields, and emerging industries, and promotes the development of new productive forces."

  According to statistics, since the court was inaugurated on January 1, 2019, as of December 31, 2023, it has accepted a total of 18,721 technology intellectual property cases.

The court increased the intensity of infringement compensation. Taking the "melamine" invention patent and technical secret infringement case as an example, on the basis of awarding compensation of 218 million yuan (RMB, the same below) for the first phase of the project, the parties during the execution reached an agreement on the first and second phases of the project. After a comprehensive settlement, the rights holder was finally compensated 658 million yuan, setting a new record for domestic intellectual property rights protection in China.

  Data also show that in the five years since its establishment, the court has accepted a total of 1,678 cases involving foreign parties and concluded 1,198 cases.

Among the top ten influential cases and 100 typical cases released this time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court, more than one-fifth of the cases have foreign-related factors.

  Take the "cordless vacuum cleaner" invention patent infringement case as an example. The case involved a dispute over invention patent infringement between a British technology company and a technology (Suzhou) company.

China's Supreme Court established a dialogue platform and facilitated a handshake and peace between the two parties, reaching a package settlement of more than 20 intellectual property disputes around the world, including this case.

  Tao Kaiyuan said that the court insists on equal protection of Chinese and foreign rights holders in accordance with the law, and has facilitated Chinese and foreign parties to reach a package settlement in many cases, substantively resolving transnational disputes with "Eastern experience".

She also said that more and more foreign companies choose to resolve intellectual property disputes in Chinese courts, and China has increasingly become one of the preferred locations for international intellectual property litigation.

  Focusing on the future, Tao Kaiyuan said that he will continue to improve the appeal hearing mechanism for intellectual property cases at the national level and accelerate the modernization of intellectual property trial work.

She said that establishing a national intellectual property court based on the court "is a practical solution."