of IPR Specific to Patents in the U.S., the requirements, conventions,
and its impact on the new member in the WTO - China, September 2002.
associated with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China in the past
has been the norm. As part of the accession process into the World
Trade Organization (WTO), China has provided many commitments one of
which includes adherence to international rules and conventions.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights specific to Patents for two
countries the U.S. and China is thus analyzed through the evaluation of
each countries process, requirements, and world conventions (i.e.,
Paris Convention, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade known as GATT,
World Intellectual Property Organization known as WIPO and others). A
case study is presented of a current patent application for
Internationalized Domain Name System (DNS) with Iterative Conversion
filed with WIPO to demonstrate how the Patent application is processed,
the implication when dealing in an international environment in this
case the U.S. and China, the complexities associated with the patent
application that involves the standardization of the DNS tackled by the
Internet Engineering Task Force known as the IETF, and the current
issues in China and the Chinese commitments as part of the recent
accession process into the WTO. This paper is not set out to give
answers to a difficult issue, but it is a mere example of the process
in an international environment and a means to evaluate the situation.
Additional research and future events will determine if the process for
IPR protection specific to patents and the world expectation as part of
the commitment in China will be implemented and curb a well known
reputation of piracy.
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