Reporter Jia Li
Gree and the United States of the patent war has not yet subsided, and now the two sides have put down the resentment, called for the strengthening of intellectual property protection came together. Recently, Gree Electric took the lead in the establishment of China's first air-conditioning industry intellectual property alliance. In addition to the United States, the Gree chairman Dong Mingzhu also pulled Haier, Changhong and other peers, together to form a coalition.
Industry insiders believe that: "The development of China's household electrical appliance enterprises are mostly from & lsquo; used doctrine & rsquo; to & lsquo; independent innovation & rsquo ;. Enterprises in the transformation of innovation and intellectual transformation, more and more attention to the protection of intellectual property rights. At present, China's intellectual property protection system has yet to be improved. However, enterprises must also establish a complete intellectual property strategy management system as soon as possible. & rdquo;
Appliance giants alliance
The old rivals, but now established a solid alliance. Recently, by the Zhuhai Gree Electric led the establishment of the air-conditioning industry intellectual property alliance start meeting in Zhuhai Intellectual Property Trading Center Conference Hall, the Union, including Gree, Haier and other air-conditioning business members, is China's first air-conditioning industry intellectual property alliance.
Dong Mingzhu said that intellectual property protection is an important guarantee for escorting independent innovation, she said: "China's economic transformation and upgrading of success, the key lies in the enterprise's ability to innovate." However, at present, there are still some problems such as weak protection of intellectual property rights, long trial period and low standard of punishment. To promote the intellectual property administrative law enforcement and judicial protection of the two channels of complementary advantages, organic convergence, to further increase the amount of compensation to improve the illegal costs of infringers. & rdquo;
Data show that in 2016, the number of domestic enterprises to apply for patent applications and the application of the amount of data in the statistics, Gree Electric were to apply for the number of 3299 applications and 871 applications granted the highest in the home appliance industry. As of September this year, Gree accumulated more than 30,000 patent applications. It can be seen that Gree's attention to intellectual property.
Gree Electric Assistant President, deputy chief engineer Liu Hua said that Gree will improve the organization from the organization to enhance the level of China's air-conditioning industry, technological innovation and enhance the strength of the alliance members of the three aspects of the strength of the work of the Union. Gree hopes to set up air-conditioning industry intellectual property alliance, and guide the industry to respect intellectual property rights, regulate the air-conditioning industry, the competitive environment of intellectual property rights; to provide air-conditioning industry technology trends analysis to enhance China's air-conditioning industry, technological innovation level; play China's air conditioning industry in the global air conditioning industry chain In the core position, to promote the transformation and upgrading of China's real economy.
The United States of America patented victory over negative points
As a kind of intellectual property, patent rights in the development of household electrical appliance enterprises in the process, often cause storms. And the recent home appliance giant is a big fight around the patent battle.
In the Gree and the United States in the hands of the formation of the Union before the two sides just around the patent launched a round "personal melee & rdquo ;.
In June this year, Gree Electric sue the US air-conditioning infringement of its utility model patents and claims 50 million yuan, then the United States in Guangzhou, Suzhou and other places on Gree launched four litigation, the cumulative claim over 50 million yuan. Only this round of patent war, Gree and the United States around the patent has been up to 12 cases of mutual complaints, the cumulative amount of several hundred million claims.
US group of intellectual property experts Sun Mingyan to the "Securities Daily" reporter said: "Gree and the United States in addition to the patent litigation, the two sides also filed a patent on the patent filed with each other invalid. Two cases together, the actual litigation case has been over 12 cases. & rdquo;
Industrial economic observers Hongshibin said: "two giants in the air-conditioning industry, the white-hot competition, so that both sides in the patent rights are also infighting. Today's patent war is not just the two companies compete for patents, but commercial warfare. However, the two sides can stand in the patent protection together, indicating that home appliance giant has a strong demand for patent protection. & rdquo;
A source said, at present our country is promoting the "Patent Law" fourth revision, is expected to be completed during the year.
Beijing Zongxiao law firm Zang Xiaoli that: "patent infringement litigation cycle shortened, the implementation of the infringing acts of punitive damages more stringent, must be the future direction of the relevant laws and regulations." At present, China's relevant laws and regulations are being perfected. However, with the strengthening of independent innovation and intellectual property protection of the importance of the same industry giants between the patent war will be more and more tragic. & rdquo;