Yin Xintian

Mr. Yin Xintian is the Director General of the Legal Affairs Department of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in Beijing, China. He graduated in 1977 from Chongqing University with the major of Industry Automation Instrument, and graduated in 1981 from the Postgraduate School of the University of Science and Technology of China, completed the dissertation in the Automation Research Institute of the CAS and obtained the MA degree.

Mr. Yin had further education in the US Patent and Trademark Office for six months, in Germany Federal Patent Office and Germany Federal Patent Court for six months, in John Mashall Law College, Chicago of the United States for three months, and carried out research work in the Intellectual Property Research Institute of the Max Planck Institute of Germany for six months. He has worked with SIPO since 1982, has acted as Senior Member of the Patent Appeal Board and Director of Physical Appeal Chamber, Deputy Director General of the Administrative Department of Patent examination, and Director General of the Legal Affairs Department of SIPO.

Mr. Yin’s other affiliations are: Councilor of China Law Society, Standing Councilor of Intellectual Property Research Association of China, Deputy Secretary General of China Brunch of AIPPI, pluralistic Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, pluralistic Professor of South-West University of Politics and Law, honored Professor of Economy Law College of China University of Politics and Lawhonored Professor of Intellectual Property Training Center of SIPO, Senior Researcher of SIPO, Deputy Chairman of SIPO Academic Committee, Consultation Adviser of Beijing Municipality High Court, IP adviser of Shanghai Municipality High Court, IP Adviser of Jiangsu Province High Court, Consultation Adviser of Fujian Province High Court, and of the 16th plenary of Committee of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

Mr. Yin took responsibility to prepare on behalf of SIPO the draft for the second modification on the Chinese Patent Laws and its Implementation Regulations and took part in the full course of the modification in the State council and National People’s Congress. He was delegated to take part in the various meetings of the Standing Committee of Patent (SCP) of WIPO on the Substantive Patent Law Treaty (SPLT) and the meetings on the reform of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and has acted as deputy chairman for many times.

He wrote and published the Protection for Patent in 1998; wrote and published the Detailed Interpretation of New Patent Law in 2001, compiled Guidance on Secondary Modification of Patent Law and the Guidance on Secondary Modification of Implementation Rules of Patent Law in 2001; wrote and published the Introduction to Patent Agency in 2002; translated and edited Integration of Intellectual Property and Development Strategy (report of British Intellectual Property Committee) in 2003; wrote and published the Protection for Patent (Second Edition) in 2005, totally amount for about 2.5 million Chinese words; released dozens of essays and articles on various domestic as well as foreign intellectual property journals.