NDRC Seeks Comment On Draft Anti-Monopoly Guidelines Against IPR Abuse

On October 23, the Anti-Monopoly Guidelines Regulating Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights(Draft for Comments) were made available to USITO by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) for review and comment.
The five-part draft provides guidance on how to regulate IPR-related monopoly agreements, abuse of market dominant position, monopoly involving standards-essential patents, and concentration of undertakings. 
The Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureauunder NDRC was commissioned to lead the drafting of the Guidelines this past June. According to a news report on Sina.com, the Guidelines are expected to be finalized by June 2016.
USITO is preparing a translation for distribution to members.