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[26WashIntlLJ209] Chinese Patent Law’s Statutory Damages Provision: The One Size That Fits None

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dc.contributor.author Li, Xiaowu
dc.contributor.author Wang, Don
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-18T14:39:09Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-18T14:39:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Xiaowu Li & Don Wang, Chinese Patent Law’s Statutory Damages Provision: The One Size That Fits None, 26. WASH. INT’L. L. J. 209 (2017). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1677
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 26, Number 2, April 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: The concept of statutory damages was first introduced into the Chinese patent regime in 2001 as a “last-resort” approach for damages calculation in infringement cases. Curiously, in the following 15 years, this last-resort approach became so popular among the courts that it is essentially the exclusive approach today. This Article examines the legal and policy implications of the current statutory damages scheme, and concludes that the existence of statutory damages is fundamentally detrimental to the validity of the Chinese patent system. Therefore, we argue that the statutory damages provision in Article 65 of the Patent Law of China should be eliminated. This Article further provides a comparative law perspective, drawing lessons from U.S. copyright law, U.S. patent law, and German patent law, to illustrate that China’s patent system would be better off without this statutory damages provision. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [26WashIntlLJ209] Chinese Patent Law’s Statutory Damages Provision: The One Size That Fits None en_US
dc.title.alternative Chinese Patent Law’s Statutory Damages Provision: The One Size That Fits None en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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