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The emotional sustenance on patent难以割舍的专利情缘
Author:CopyFrom:hits:1220UpdateTime:2016/3/7 9:58:04Editor:

      Today, when walking on the city landscape river embankments, people often feel refreshed because of the green grass on it. But for Hu Kaiyan, the president of Wuhan Kelan Jinli Ltd. (hereafter as to Kelan Jinli), this green grass is not the refreshed view but also the emotional sustenance on patent. And the story dates from the patent of “Environmental compatibility prefabricated blocks” she encountered 14 years ago.
    In 2001, in an exhibition hosted at Shanghai, under the impact by her father who were engaged in water conservancy Hu Kaiyan got interested in a patent by a South Korean inventor, and she decided to introduce this technology and put into actual production, and Kelanjinli, the China-ROK joint venture, was established. Compared with conventional concrete revetment, this eco-friendly plant raw block could decrease the river flowing rate and resist embankment erosion of both sides, coupled with the emerging “grass clumps” a few months after the construction just like the natural landscape, therefore, the patented product became popular in the market and was widely used in Jiujiang, Wuhan, Three Gorges Reservoir Area, Chongqing and other places.
    However, patent infringement followed the increasingly use of this technique. Some construction units used the company’s patents without the Kelanjinli’s permission. Because of Kelanjinli’s rigorous and meticulous work in the patent application and protection, the company was hopefully to won the patent litigation or ended it for settlement. Hu Kaiyan said, “The win in litigation is not our intention, we hope the infringers realize the importance of protecting patent, and we also hope they can develop their own inventions, and intellectual property departments better strengthen law enforcement, increase tort compensation, to create healthy competition environment. ” (by Sun Yiheng)
如今,当人们在城市景观河道的河堤上漫步时,经常会为堤坝上的一抹新绿而感到神清气爽。而对于武汉科兰金利建材有限公司(下称科兰金利)董事长胡凯燕而言,这抹新绿不仅是养眼的景色,更是一段难以割舍的专利情缘。这段情缘,要从14年前胡凯燕接触的1件“环境相容式预制块”专利讲起。
2001年,上海举办了一次展览会上,从小受从事水利工作的父亲影响,胡凯燕相中了一位韩国发明人展示的这件“环境相容式预制块”专利,遂决定引进此技术并投入实际生产,成立中韩合资公司科兰金利。与常规的混凝土护坡相比,这种亲环境植生块有使河川流速降低、抵抗对堤防两岸的冲刷等优势,加之铺装几月后护堤就可显现“植草丛生”的自然景致,因此,该专利产品在投入市场后大受欢迎,在九江、武汉、三峡库区、重庆等地得到广泛应用。
不过,随着植生块技术在护坡工程中“大放异彩”,侵权行为也随之而来。有些施工单位未经授权使用了科兰金利公司的专利。由于科兰金利在专利申请和保护方面的工作做得十分严谨、细致,因此企业的专利诉讼都是以胜诉或和解告终。
胡凯燕说:“在诉讼中获胜并不是我们的初衷,我们希望通过诉讼能使侵权业主和施工单位意识到保护专利的重要性,也希望侵权单位自己多多发明创造,各地知识产权部门加大执法力度、提高侵权行为的赔偿金额,从源头上斩断侵权行为,创造良性竞争的环境。” (孙易恒)

 
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