Heilongjiang: Patent apps surge for local schools

Heilongjiang: Patent apps surge for local schools


Universities in the province applied for 4,246 patents in 2013, with the annual increase of 46 percent. They now hold 4,758 valid invention patents, accounting for more than half of the total number of invention patents in the province. The provincial government has been encouraging innovation at local universities and research institutions. Last year it invested 2.5 million yuan to help a number of universities establish their IP management systems.

(Source: China Daily)

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.