01 July 2016
China
Reporter: Barney Dixon
VMI Group speeds ahead in China
Tire manufacturer VMI Group has achieved a victory in China as it continues its battle against patent infringement.

VMI confirmed on 30 June that the Chinese Intellectual Property Court supported VMI in all its claims against Shuangjun Plastic and Rubber Machinery, after the Chinese Patent Management Bureau ruled that Shuangjun was infringing VMI’s patent for its tire-building drum.

This comes after VMI’s announcement in February that it had launched multiple IP infringement cases in China.

VMI said it had uncovered new incidents of “blatant infringement” of its patents and had commenced further actions.

The ruling in China constitutes an “enormous triumph” and“ confirms its “faith in the Chinese judicial system”.

“VMI has commenced further enforcement actions and will take all steps necessary to make these offenders face the legal consequence of their illegal acts,” the group added.

VMI CEO Harm Voortman said in February: “We see defence of our IP rights not just as a simple commercial necessity, but we consider it as a clear duty to the market.”

More Asia news
The latest news from IPPro Patents
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
China could establish appellate IP court
15 May 2017 | Chengdu | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The court would be modelled on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and cover mainly technology-related issues
IPO Pakistan and SIPO agree to MOU
23 March 2017 | Islamabad | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The deal will ensure high levels of cooperation in patent examination
China dominates 2016 PCT applications
15 March 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Chinese companies are continuing their onward march in dominating patent applications, with ZTE Corporation ranking as the biggest filer of international applications in 2016
Apple hits Qualcomm in China
26 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Smartphone maker Apple has taken Qualcomm to court in China following the filing of its near $1 billion lawsuit in the US...
IP5 PPH programme extended
20 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programme has been extended for a further three years...
China has an IP plan
16 January 2017 | Beijing | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
China has issued a new five-year plan on the protection and application of intellectual property rights...
Australian patent system grants exclusivity ‘too readily’
05 January 2017 | Canberra | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Australian patent system grants exclusivity too readily, according to a final report from the government’s productivity commission...