Extraits d’une Etude du cabinet Hogan Lovells International LLP située à l’adresse ci-dessous sur la rémunération des salariés- inventeurs en République Populaire de Chine

 

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Reward and Remuneration for Service Inventions

Shanghai Higher People's Court issues Guidelines following controversial China State IP

(…)

. The Shanghai Guidelines have no binding effect per se,

but as a matter of judicial practice, will be followed by lower

courts in Shanghai and are generally persuasive to other

courts nationwide. (For the full regulations,

click here

).

Unlike the SIPO Draft, which proposes a number of highly

controversial provisions such as default minimum rewards and

remuneration, higher and inconsistent with those provided in

the Implementing Rules of the Patent Law, the Shanghai

Guidelines clarify some fundamental issues and are generally

welcomed by industry and IP practitioners. We highlight

some of the more salient provisions in the Shanghai

Guidelines below.

(…)

Under the PRC Patent Law and its Implementing Rules,

employers must pay reasonable reward and remuneration to

the inventor-employee. The amount payable can be agreed

by the parties, but if there is no agreement, the following

statutory minimum default amounts apply:

Reward to be paid within 3 months upon grant of the patent:

- For invention patent – not less than RMB3000 (USD

470);

- For utility model patent or design patent – not less than

RMB1000 (USD160).

Remuneration to be paid upon commercialization of the

patent:

- If exploited by employer, the employer shall make

annual payments of not less than 2% of the operational

profit (for invention patents or utility model patents);

and

- Not less than 0.2% of the operational profit (for design

patents), or make a lump sum payment based on the

above percentage; or

- If licensed by employer, the employer must pay not

less than 10% to the inventor-employee of the royalty

received.

The Patent Law and its Implementing Rules does not stipulate

a statutory standard of remuneration if an employer assigns a

service invention. Article 10 of the Shanghai Guidelines

addresses this issue and provides that the statutory

remuneration for an assigned service invention is determined

with reference to the licensing related provisions in the Patent

Law and its Implementing Rules, ie 10% of the assignment

fee.

(…).

The Shanghai Guidelines further provide that the forms of

reward and remuneration can be varied and include: monetary

reward, shares, options, promotions, raises, paid leave and so

forth. All these are permissible as long as the reasonableness

requirements in the Patent Law are satisfied.

Remuneration can also be made in a lump sum payment.

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En CHINE, les choses bougent.Dans tous les secteurs de l'économie, de la recherche, de l'industrie, du droit interne.

En France, tout est sclérosé, rien ne bouge. Ce pays est en déclin, comme l’ont finement analysé les Chinois…qui ont doublé la France depuis longtemps comme puissance globale et avancent dans tous les domaines avec frénésie vers la première place mondiale.

Pour nos dirigeants politiques, la propriété industrielle, les inventions sont une planète Mars, une « Terre Inconnue » à laquelle ils ne comprennent rien et dont ils ignorent tout !

Lorsqu’une association d’inventeurs s’adresse à eux, elle n’obtient même pas un accusé de réception. Pour le Président, les ministres, parlementaires et grands commis de l’Etat, la règle d’or est (sauf rares exceptions) le mépris absolu pour tout ce qui n’est pas issu du sérail super- élitiste, de la caste privilégiée de l’ENA ou de Sciences-Po ou de HEC. On reste entre soi en méprisant les autres..

Pas étonnant que la France se porte si mal.