It is another step taken by the PRC to further harmonize its patent laws with the rest of the world. Foreign companies doing business in the PRC should be aware of the various changes brought into effect by the Third Amendment, including a change to the novelty standard, restrictions on inventions based on genetic resources, and a streamlining of enforcement.
Another major change introduced by the Third Amendment relates to inventions involving genetic resources. The Third Amendment explicitly prohibits the granting of a patent for any invention relying on unlawful use or acquisition of genetic resources.
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