The State Intellectual Property Office Decision On Revising The Guidelines For Patent Examination In

Original Language Title: 国家知识产权局关于修改《专利审查指南》的决定

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Read the untranslated law here: http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/fgkd/xfg/gwybmgz/201503/20150300398666.shtml

The State intellectual property Office decision on revising the guidelines for patent examination in

    (Released March 12, 2014, State intellectual property Office of the 68th since May 1, 2014), State intellectual property office to decide on the guidelines for patent examination as follows:

Section 4.2 of chapter III of part one, the first modified

In chapter III of part I of the guidelines for patent examination after the third paragraph of section 4.2 added a, which reads as follows: Product design that includes a graphical user interface, shall submit the overall product design view.

Graphical user interface for the dynamic pattern, the applicant shall submit at least a status above the overall product design view, on the rest of the State can only submit views of key frames, the views submitted should only determine dynamic patterns in the animation trend.

    Other this section without modification.

Section 4.3 of chapter III of part two, first amendment

In chapter III of part I of the guidelines for patent examination in third paragraph of section 4.3 (6) after an item is added, which reads as follows:

(7) design patent application includes the graphical user interface of the product and, if necessary, description of graphical user interface, graphical user interface in the product area, human-computer interaction, and change, and so on.

    Other this section without modification.

Section 7.2 of chapter III of part three, the first amendment Delete Chapter III of part I of the guidelines for patent examination in last sentence of third paragraph of section 7.2 "product design should be fixed, visible, and should not be sporadic or under specific conditions can be seen.



    Other this section without modification.

Section 7.4 of chapter III of part four, the first modified

Chapter III of part I of the guidelines for patent examination in first paragraph of section 7.4 (11) is revised as follows:

(11) the game interface, and has nothing to do with human-computer interaction, or has nothing to do with product features product display unit the display pattern, for example, an electronic screen wallpaper, switching pictures, graphic layout of the pages of your Web site.

    Other this section without modification.

Section 6.1 of part four of the five, the fifth chapter changes

In the fourth part of the guidelines for patent examination in second paragraph of section 6.1 of the fifth chapter (4) after an item is added, as follows:

(5) for product design that includes a graphical user interface, if the patents in connection with the rest of the design is the usual design, its graphical user interfaces to the overall visual effect is more significant effects.

    Other this section without modification. This decision shall take effect on May 1, 2014.