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The 6th Forum on Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection in China was held in Beijing on 14th June 2018. The forum was jointly organized by the China Intellectual Property Law Association, the Theoretical Research Base for the Judicial Protection of IPR set up by the Supreme People’s Court, the School of Intellectual Property of Renmin University, and the Research Center for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence of Renmin University. More than 60 representatives from the intellectual property industry participated in the forum, including Mr. Xie Guanbin, Senior Partner of Lifang & Partners.
The following four topics were discussed by the participants: “Quality Problems in Chinese Patents and How to Cope with These Problems”, “Bad Faith Litigation and the Relevant Regulations”, “How to Improve Civil Remedies for Patent Infringement” and “How to establish FRAND rules for SEPs”.
Mr. Xie shared his views by referring to the application of ceasing infringement/injunction in SEP cases abroad, the practices relating to injunctions in SEP cases in China, and the relationship between injunctions and royalty rates. Mr. Xie stated the view that “an injunction suit cannot run concurrently with a royalty-rate suit.”
Mr. Xie specializes in settling disputes in the field of intellectual property, antitrust and competition law for high-tech companies. His exceptional litigation skills, industry know-how and extensive experience have won him great repute in the legal industry. He has been rated as a Band 1 Lawyer in the IP field many times by Chambers and Partners, a London-based ranking organization for the legal profession. One client called him “a great thinker” and was quoted as saying:
“He always guides us through cases in a way that we want. He is extremely strong in dealing with difficult opponents.”