China Utility Model: How is this China utility patent alternative changing?

What is the status of the China utility model process? Utility models (UM) are known for being cheap and automatic. For US filers seeking patent protection in China, the utility model is an attractive alternative to filing regular utility patent applications. Understandably, companies seek cost-effective ways to gain utility patent protection without spending so much. […]

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What is a utility model?

What is the difference between a utility model and a utility patent? Foreign utility patents are expensive. To obtain a foreign utility patent, you normally go through a long examination process with the foreign patent office. All the back-and-forth rejections and responses add up. If there was only a way to skip the substantive examination. […]

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