Foreign Companies Prefer to File a Lawsuit in Shenzhen
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In 2013, The Shenzhen Intermediate Court has accepted and heard 45 cases of intellectual property brought by overseas companies, 20 cases of which may connect to other courts. In other words, the plaintiffs eventually selected the Shenzhen Intermediate Court as the jurisdictional court among all competent courts.

Marketing issue is one of the reasons. A Technology Company located in America, which owns more than 30 global patents, has applied for a ‘Paging Methods and Setting’ patent in 2001, which became an essential patent in mobile phone. When the circumstances of the tort cases have been increasingly complicated in recent years, the company began to file a number of lawsuits worldwide to protect its patent rights. As China is the largest market for consuming related brands and is the main manufactured market, the cases judged by Chinese courts are the most important of all lawsuits. As the representative lawyer of that company, Mr. Wang said, ‘the company is awareness of the value of its patents in China, whereby it believes that Apple shall pay the patent fees for all mobile phones it sells worldwide once the lawsuit is in it’s favor’.

In addition, judgment is another reason. In recent two years, Microsoft Co. has brought few tort cases in Shenzhen Intermediate Court. According to the representative lawyer of Microsoft, the company believes that the Shenzhen Intermediate Court can make judgment objectively and justly, and the court is willing to protect intellectual property, which are the reason why they select the Shenzhen Court.

(This information is provided by Lawyer Kelly Xie from Guangdong KaiTong Law Firm in friendship. It is not any legal opinion or legal grounds addressed to any organization or individual. For inquiry, please contact Kelly via email at or by phone on 13926185641.)

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