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Does Chinese Patent Examination Lack Rigor?

By way of preface, this is all opinion. As far as I know, there are no empirical studies on this. I suspect that a US or EP examiner is much more likely to reject an application for lacking novelty ...
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Where can I find a patent with the number ZL 2014 2 0446264.5?

This is likely Chinese utility model CN203999849. The number you refer to is the application number. ZL (zhuānlì) refers to the granted version of an application number. So ZL 201420446264 is the ...
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Why would someone not file the same patent in China after filing the USA?

I would not say that it is extremely cheap. The cost of your post depends on the law firm used, whether you directly hire the Chinese law firm or you use an intermediary, etc. Moreover, does the ...
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Does Chinese Patent Examination Lack Rigor?

I have a slightly different conclusion drawn based on my experience. I see that chinese examiners are tedious in searching prior art and their objections are almost always described in a detailed ...
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US patent application based on the contents of Chinese patent applications

Priority is governed by 35 USC §119(a). The important part for us is the beginning, which provides: An application for patent for an invention filed in this country by any person who has, or whose ...
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Third Party Observations in China

I submitted this question at the EPO Asian Info Helpdesk and in a nutshell, if you are not familiar with the Chinese language you need a chinese attorney. The legal basis for TPO's in China is Rule ...
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Can i patent a product in usa that was already invented in china?

There is no link between patenting and selling. The answers are therefore different for each head of your question. Can you develop and sell it in the US? Sure. Patents are territorial, so a patent ...
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What can we do if a manufacturer in China copy our US patented product and sell them directly to US end user through E commerce

Some international e-commerce platforms have an Intellectual property platform for registering complaints. For example, see Alibaba's Aliprotect (I think now called IPP). One can register infringement ...
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U.S. provisional application followed by a PCT application (in China, U.S. etc)

With skill on behalf of the applicant this can be done. It is the reason for the Paris Convention. Under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property a filing in any of the “...
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How much time do you have to file a patent in China after you have filed it in the USA?

The central consideration is that most of the world requires absolute novelty of an invention as of the day of filing. The U.S. is an exception with a sort-of one year grace period. As long as your ...
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finding patent ZL 2007 3 0024190.5 portable fan

The patent you are referring related to Chinese design patents and are not readily searchable through text you can find the details at http://epub.cnipa.gov.cn/gjcx.jsp
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Where to find recent claims of CN204293650U

The patent information about any Chinese patent is available at SIPOpublicsearch to perform the search you need to register with the site then it allows you to search for patent information. I found ...
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Is there (no) reciprocity in protection between the US and China?

As patents are granted by national or regional patent offices, the patents are therefore only useful for protecting an invention in the country in which that patent is granted. In other words, patent ...
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