18/07/2018 SAMR and SAC jointly published 160 national standards

On 13th July, SAMR and SAC jointly published 160 national standards referring to agriculture & forest, food, petrochemical, equipment and transportation. 10 of the new released national standards are mandatory, on civil water heating furnace, jet fuel, corn, railway signal equipment etc. Whilst a series of national recommended standards such as “Social Organization Standardization-Part 2: … Continued

6/07/2018 SAMR and other seven administrations jointly released “Opinions on Implementing the Forerunner Rules for Enterprise Standard”

On 3rd July SAMR and other seven administrations jointly released “Opinions on Implementing the Forerunner Rules for Enterprise Standard (No.84:2018)”.The third-party assessment agencies, such as standardization technical institutes, industrial associations, Industry consortia and “platform companies”, can conduct enterprise standard assessment to identify the forerunner based on enterprise standard self-declaration. The opinions outlined clearly guidelines, general … Continued

06/07/2018 The High People’s Court of Guangdong issued “Working Guideline on the Trial of Standard Essential Patent Disputes”

In April 2018 the High People’s Court of Guangdong Province issued the “Working Guideline on the Trial of Standard Essential Patent Disputes (For Trial Implementation)”. The guideline consisted of five parts and 32 articles in total and was considered extensively as a comprehensive and integrated directive document in comparison with the Judge Guideline of Patent … Continued

02/07/2018 Ministry of Justice called for public comments on the amended regulation on supervision and management of medical devices (draft)

On 25th June, the ministry of justice published the amended regulation on supervision and management of medical devices (draft) and called for public comments. Deadline was 24th July 2018. The main amended contents were listed as follow: •            Consummate the marketing authorization holder of medical devices •            Reform the management of clinical trials •            Consummate … Continued

02/07/2018 Executive meeting of the state council: facilitating multi-connected transportation and consolidating standardization

On 27th June, the executive meeting of the state council underlined to facilitate multi-connected transportation and consolidate standardization in order to decrease transportation cost, adjust transportation construction and promote transportation efficiency. The standardization of road transportation was emphasized also. http://www.gov.cn/premier/2018-06/27/content_5301629.htm