Limitations of Patenting Traditional Chinese Medicine

Xuejiao Cao (Blake)

I. Introduction
The pandemic of COVID-19 has taken a tremendous toll on all of us, as the crisis has ravaged the world.  In China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) has played an important role in the treatment of COVID-19. On 19 August 2020, the General Office of National Health Commission together with the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine announced the Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for New Coronavirus Pneumonia (Trial Version 8)(“Plan”) .  In the Plan, these authorities acknowledged TCM’s contribution to curing Covid-19 patients. Just as the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) has stipulated, “growing commercial and scientific interest in traditional medicine system has led to calls for traditional Read the rest

Duty of Care of Chinese Asset Managers: Can Case Law Fill the Gap?

Yuan Ye (袁野)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction. 2

1. China’s asset managers and its clients’ dilemma. 2

2. Why is duty of care relevant?. 4

Part II Duty of care law.6

1. US Law on duty of care. 6

2. Chinese law on duty of care. 8

Part III What the Cases Say. 9

1. Search Results: limited substantive application and lack of useful reasoning. 10

1(1) Cases without Application. 11

1(2) Cases with Application. 12

2. Chinese case law and a comparison with US law. 18

2(1) Synthesis of case law: few clarifications on rules 18

2(2) The existing gap compared with US law.. 22

Part IV Conclusion. 22

Part I Introduction

Comment from the editor: law Read the rest