Tag Archives: Shenzhen

INTERDIGITAL V. HUAWEI – EXCESSIVE ROYALTIES
April-May China Bulletin

On February 4, 2013, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court issued two rulings in a patent licensing dispute between InterDigital and Huawei.  The Court decided that InterDigital abused its patent rights by requiring Huawei to pay “excessive” royalties for essential patents for mobile telephone technology and by tying standard essential patents with non-essential patents.  It referred to complaints InterDigital had filed with the ITC and the Delaware District Court in the U.S. in an attempt to ban Huawei from using the patents while negotiations to license the patents were ongoing. Continue reading

CIETAC DISPUTE: RISKS OF UNCERTAINTY
April-May China Bulletin

Following the split between the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Beijing and the Shanghai and Shenzhen sub-commissions  [see July 2012 China Bulletin], the two sub-commissions went through several name changes, among which are the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA).  In the meantime, Beijing CIETAC has attempted to direct all designation to use CIETAC arbitration in existing agreements to itself. Continue reading

CORPORATE REGISTRATION DEVELOPMENTS IN SHENZHEN
April-May China Bulletin

The Corporate Registration Measures of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone came into effect on March 1, 2013.  They require commercial enterprises registered in Shenzhen before such date, including foreign-invested companies and foreign companies engaged in business in Shenzhen, to apply for an updated business license with local Administration for Industry and Commerce.  The Measures are intended to simplify business registration procedures. Continue reading