Patent applications filed in China hit historical high

Patent applications filed in China hit historical high


From January to October this year, patent applications filed in China have reached 1,238,588 and patent grants have hit 769,206, according to the latest statistics from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). It is worth mentioning that the applications in this period have already surpassed those filed annually last year, increasing by 16,302.

In the first ten month this year, 394,740 invention patent applications have been successfully received, which are 3,563 more than the annual filings last year. The numbers are also significant for utility model and design applications, which are 438,414 and 405,434 respectively. The above three categories occupy 91.6% of the total applications.

During the same period, the grants for invention patents have hit 139,481, 4,371 more than the annual total in 2010, while those for utility model and design patents are 334,733 and 294,992 separately. All those three make up of 91.8% in the applications in total.

The growth is to some extent boosted by the government's commitment on IPR, which could be represented by the goal to build the country into a nation of innovation by 2020 and the statement in the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" which makes it clear that the invention patents granted to every ten thousand people are supposed to reach 3.3.

Source:IPR in China

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