With reference to China, this book examines the course of international patent rights harmonisation; its characteristics as well as impediments. It focuses on China's patent legislation, its achievements and weaknesses, as well as the intrinsic limitations.
1. Introduction 2. The process of international patent rights harmonisation 3. Assessing the progress of international patent rights harmonisation 4. The judicial system in China 5. Intellectual property rights protection in China: legislation and enforcement 6. The evolution of patent legislation in China 7. Patent policy and legislation: Japan v. China 8. Patent policy and legislation: India v. China 9. International patent rights harmonisation – the case of China 10. Conclusion