Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

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    Which one of the editors of this blog is voting for Mango Spraytan in 2020?

    Anybody? Stand up and be counted. After all, you’re very serious and respected people.

    Who will the great and wise David Boundy be supporting?

    Such tough questions. Such tough choices …

    Heck, I’m old enough to remember when Dennis cared so much about people who weren’t rich straight white Silly Con Valley bros that he actually wrote a post about them. Three years ago? And then his fingers got the ruler, I guess.

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    F—k Trump and every diseased mind who goes out of his/her way to defend the c-r-e-e-p or normalize the disgusting behavior of his party of r-ac-I-s-t mis0gynist dominionist criminals.

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      And this rant is tied to patent law…?

      (or merely YET ANOTHER Malcolm rant that is so typical of the ones expunged?)

      It’s not as if Malcolm has not been made aware of these expungements (and the level of such being more than all expungements from all other posters combined…)

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    Max, other possible explanations for the huge difference between Chinese domestic-filings-only and Chinese foreign-filings [vis a vis the U.S.] may include [as in Japan] low cost domestic application filings and publications designed for defensive protection of planned export products? Also, of course, China has a much larger potential domestic market than the U.S.

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      Paul, sure. Add to that the incentives (both financial and non-financial) that undertakings in China are given by their own government, to file domestic patent applications, on everything that moves, and some more. Chinese firms know how sensible it is, always to do the bidding of their own government. But they are not incentivised to file foreign.

      Such behaviour is not a million miles away, eh, from what firms in the USA do to please the teenage scribblers of Wall St. Or, in these days of standards-essential patents, the demands of a CEO to have a higher pile of patent grant certificates than any of his competitors.

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    Just to put into perspective the Nehebay (Reuters, reporting WIPO’s Gurry) suggestion that China is the world’s new IPR motor, this quote from Gurry:

    “U.S.-based applicants filed some 230,000 patent filings overseas last year, signaling a push to expand markets, against 66,400 applications from China filed abroad”

    What do I take from this? China is not yet bothering much, to protect abroad its much-vaunted home-grown creativity and innovation. I wonder why. Perhaps the stuff is just not worth it. Or is it Chinese cynicism/pragmatism/disbelief, that courts anywhere in the world will ever be fair to alien owners of IPR’s. If so, I wonder what experience leads the Chinese to think that.

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