New IPR center speeds up patent approval process

New IPR center speeds up patent approval process


A newly-built intellectual property protection center in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area has been helping innovative enterprises obtain patent authorization faster and assisting strategic industries to seize opportunities in the international market.
By simplifying the authorization process, the China (Pudong) Intellectual Property Protection Center, which provides quick review, verification and rights protection services for enterprises mainly in high-end equipment and biomedicine fields, has shortened the authorization period for invention patents from three years to around three months, practical patents from eight months to one month, and design patents from six months to one week. The center said that its services will be expanded to cover more industries in the future.
Nearly 200 applications for patents have been received since the center was established in mid-February, with 70 percent of them being patents for invention. More than 30 applications were accepted through the center's quick review channel and have been granted patents, the center said on July 23.

Source: SIPO

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