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Frequently Asked Questions About Patent
1.What is a patent?
2.How many types of patent protection are provided in China?
3.What is the duration of a patent in China?
4.Which subject matters can not be granted a patent?
5.What kind of invention or utility model or design can be granted a patent?
6.What is the priority?
7.What is the file system in the Chinese patent application?
8.Which language does my application need to be file in China?
9.What is the deadline for entering the national phase application based on PCT application?
10.When will a patent application be published in China?
11.When shall the applicant file a request for a substantive examination?
12.Whether can the applicant proceed with amending the application on his or its own initiative after filing an application?
13.What criteria are used to determine the scope of a patent protection?
14.If an application is rejected, what shall the applicant do?
15.Who may declare a patent invalidation?
16.Whether does the patentee mark the patent number on the products?
17.How to file a patent application for foreign entities and individuals?
18.If a patent is infringed, what can the patentee do?


18.If a patent is infringed, what can the patentee do?

After the grant of the patent right for an invention or utility model, a person will be liable for patent   
infringement and actions can be brought against him if he commits, for business purposes, any of the  
following acts: 
---making, using, offering to sell, selling or importing the patented product; 
---using the patented process; or 
---using, offering to sell, selling or importing the product directly obtained by the patented process. 

After the grant of the patent right for a design, a person will be liable for patent infringement and actions   
can be brought against him if he commits, for business purposes, any of the following acts: making,   
selling or importing the product incorporating patented design.