The Supreme People’s Court released the Provisional Regulations of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues concerning the Participation of Technical Investigators in Intellectual Property Court Proceedings on 21 January. This is China’s first bunch of rules for technical investigators. Before that, there are no rules for technical investigators in the three Intellectual Property Courts put into operation in 2014. The technical investigators are introduced into court procedures to help judges resolve technical issues against the backdrop of most judges being only acquainted with legal knowledge and more and more intellectual property cases technically difficult to understand. (The full text of the regulations can be found on The gLAWcal Team LIBEAC project Tuesday, 3 February2015 (Source: