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4. Q: How to decide the jurisdiction of a patent infringement dispute?
  A:

In China, a lawsuit instituted against acts of infringement of a patent right shall be under the jurisdiction of the court where the domicile of defendant is or where the infringing acts take place. Places where acts of infringement take place include: places where acts of manufacturing, using, offering for sale, selling or importing products accused of infringing a patent for invention or utility model take place; places where acts of using a patented process take place and where acts of using, offering for sale, selling or importing products acquired directly according to the patented process take place; places where acts of manufacturing, selling or importing products of patented designs take place; places where acts of counterfeiting patents of other persons take place; and places where consequences of the preceding infringing acts arise.

As to petitioning the administrative authority for patent affair to resolve a dispute of patent infringement, there are altogether over 70 administrative authorities at present. An interested party may petition the administrative authority where an infringing act is committed.
 

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