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Archived updates for Thursday, November 18, 2004

Chinese Counterfeiters Building "Great Wall of Patents"

According to an article in the November 15, 2004 International Herald Tribune, Chinese counterfeiters are now copying or slightly modifying foreign patents before filing their own utility model or design patent applications. Those applications are often granted quickly and easily. Chinese industry even has a name for the practice, building a "Great Wall of Patents."
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