Primary and secondary students in Wuhan were awarded 5,700 patents from 2002 to 2010 to rank at the forefront of the nation among their peers.

Most of the inventions were design and utility models closely connected with daily life, such as a retractable basketball stand, energy-saving light pen and light-controlled doors.

The city's schools encourage inventions by providing laboratories, instruments, training and student associations.


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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.