Last month my patent was fully granted in Japan. I have only a short while longer until my PCT 30 month period expires. China is interesting to me especially for Hong Kong. I watched a video on youtube of a CNIPA examiner in 2019 talking about how they reject blockchain applications that don't comply with national interests. This is concerning to me because my application is for smart contract technology and I know the CCP is heavily investing into its own National Blockchain. So it should be very easy for an examiner to say that my invention conflicts with their national interests (it becomes more obvious as to why with the knowledge of the details of my subject matter).
Later I was researching the national interest rule and it seemed to be more related to enforcement rather than prosecution.
I asked my patent lawyer and my patent strategist (both @ big firms) they didn't know the answer.
How am I to reason about the likelihood of rejection from CNIPA on national interest grounds?
Thanks in advance!