China plans to enhance IPR creation capability

China plans to enhance IPR creation capability


The capability to create intellectual properties will be significantly strengthened by 2015, with invention patents and international patent filings in strategic emerging industries amounting to twice those in 2010, expected by the Opinions on Enhancing IPR in Strategic Emerging Industries jointly formulated by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology, which also proposes a cooperation mechanism integrating research and production and covering multiple fields including consultancy, evaluation, finance and law.

According to the document, by 2010, Chinese enterprises'ability on IPR creation, utilization, protection and management will be greatly improved and a batch of businesses will emerge with global competitiveness, industrial influence and IPR advantages.

To develop strategic emerging enterprises, the key point is to raise their innovative capacity, which is reflected in the ability to create, exploit, protect and manage intellectual property rights, said Huang Qing, Director General of Protection and Coordination Department of SIPO. However, it is not easy to fulfill the task due to several reasons, such as foreign countries'common recognition to make IP layout in China, lack of core technologies in domestic companies and their weak consciousness to participate in global competition, which could be mainly attributed to insufficient investment in IPR, improper investment structure and impeded flow of social funds in this sector.

(Source: IPR in China)

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