Analyses | Innovation and technology development | 2013-07-19

A flawed patent system

Patents have been created to help encourage and protect innovation, however, recent cases of abuse may have aroused concerns about the weaponisation of the patent system, which can be used by large enterprises to defend against small competitors. The Bauhinia’s weekly analysis looks into global patent wars taken place in the healthcare, Internet and smartphone markets, and analyses the pros and cons of the system by referring to scholars’ comments on the flaws in the patent market, and providing an overview of patent intermediaries, as well as government restrictions on patent wars.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.