Patent Applications Received and Granted Maintain Rapid Growth in Half Year

Patent Applications Received and Granted Maintain Rapid Growth in Half Year

2012/8/3

According to the latest statistics, SIPO received a total of 857,000 patent applications in the first half of this year, up 26.8% year on year. Among the patent applications received, there were 258,000 inventions, up 18.3%; SIPO also granted a total of 530,000 patents, up 19.1%, among them, 107,000 were inventions, up 28.9%. Chinese patents received and granted maintain rapid growth in the first half of this year


Among the patent applications received, there were 316,000 utility models and 283,000 designs, up 29.0% and 32.9% respectively; There are 201,000 domestic inventions applications (77.9%) and 57,000 (22.1%) ones from abroad; among the domestic invention applications, 163,000 service applications contributes 81.1% and 38,000 non-service ones accounts for 18.9%.


There were 530,000 granted patent applications, 235,000 were utility models, up 26.3 and 188,000 were designs, up 6.8%; 70,000 invention patent granted to domestic users, representing 65.4% and 37,000 from abroad, representing 34.6%,in the 70,000 domestic patent granted, the 60,000 or 85.7% are services ones and 10,000 or 14.3% are non-service ones. 


"Since IP Strategy was implemented, IP awareness among enterprises has being enhanced and the concept of seeking patent protection has been widely accepted by company managers. The growth of the patent applications received will eventually bring the ever-rising patent granted. In the meantime, the guiding role of IP policies are enhanced. All the factors above contribute to the welcomed trend of rapid growth."said an IPR expert.

 

(Source:China IP News)




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