A visitor walks past a signboard of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection during a trade fair in Beijing. (Photo: IC)
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has launched a big data platform to help the country's judges handle cases related to intellectual property rights (IPR), the first of its kind targeting a specific area of ruling launched by the SPC.
The database provides judges with free content including relevant laws, cases, rulings, opinions and books that are needed in handling IPR-related cases.
With 1.1 million items of data and an IPR knowledge atlas, the database offers smarter and more precise search services.
The database is expected to deepen cooperation between courts and the academia to draw lessons from international rules on IPR protection and to showcase China's achievements in judicial protection of the IPR, according to Tao Kaiyuan, vice president of the SPC.