China urges innovation in strategic emerging industries

China urges innovation in strategic emerging industries


 The year 2015 will see two times more patent and international patent filings in strategic emerging industries in China than 2010, if the government's newly publicized aims are met.

According to a document posted Wednesday on the central government's website, the State Council said relevant departments and local governments should fully understand the importance of strategic emerging industries and work to increase the nation's production of patents in these sectors.

The government has pinpointed seven industries, including energy saving and environmental protection, new generation of information technology, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, new materials and new-energy vehicles, as priorities.

The document said that, by 2020, the nation's emerging industries of strategic importance should be effectively supported by intellectual property and enjoy significant advantages in this respect.

(Source: IPR in China)

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