SIPO dealt with 825 thousand patent applications on inventions in 2013

SIPO dealt with 825 thousand patent applications on inventions in 2013

2014/1/20

The State Intellectual Property Office handled 825 thousand patent applications on inventions, up 26.3%, and granted 208 thousand invention patents, down 4.1%, according to latest statistics released by the office. An official from the planning and development department of the office said that patent applications on inventions accounted for over 1/3 of the total applications,(applications on inventions, utility models and designs) for the first time; enterprises kept acting as the backbone in creating innovations.


Statistics also show that patent applications on inventions, utility models and designs handled by the Office recorded 2.377 million, up 15.9%, while grants on those three kinds of patents hit 1.313 million, up 4.6%.


Last year, local patent applications on inventions reached 705 thousand, up 31.8%, in which applications on service inventions took up 81.0% with a growth rate of 33.4%, demonstrating an improved structure of patent filings. In addition, the declination of patent grants also indicated an effective implementation of measures designed to improve patent quality.


In 2013, enterprises filed a total of 427 thousand patent applications on inventions, accounting for 60.6%;they were granted with 79 thousand inventions patents, taking up 54.9%. Enterprises kept being the leading force in this regard.


(Source: IPR in China)




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