China Sees 565,000 Invention Patent Applications in First Half of 2017

China Sees 565,000 Invention Patent Applications in First Half of 2017


On July 20, 2017, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO) held a news conference to introduce the statistical data and related situation of SIPO’s main work in the first half of 2017.
In the first half of 2017, China has seen 565,000 invention patent applications, up 6.1% year-on-year basis. 209,000 invention patents have been granted, of which the domestic granted invention patents reached 160,000 including 149,000 service inventions (93.1%) and 11,000 non-service inventions (6.9%). By the end of June, 2017, Mainland China has owned 1,227,000 invention patents, with 8.9 invention patents per 10,000 people.
In the first half of 2017, SIPO accepted 21.6 thousand PCT International Patent applications, with an increase of 16.0% from a year earlier. Among them, 20 thousand national applications saw a 15.3% increase; 1.6 thousand foreign applications saw an increase of 26.0%; Guangdong province was ranked the top position with 11.9 thousand applications and Beijing, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Shandong and Zhejiang respectively have more than 500 PCT applications. What’s more, PCT applications in the above 6 provinces and municipalities occupied 90% of the total amount of China.

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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.

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