Patent Data Survey 2016: China Enjoys High Rate in Patent Use

Patent Data Survey 2016: China Enjoys High Rate in Patent Use


The 2016 China Patent Data Report was based on a survey covering companies, universities, research institutions and individual inventors in 23 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. About 58,000 questionnaires were sent and more than 70 percent of them were returned correctly.
In the past decade from 2006 to 2016, the patent use rate of China roamed between 57% and 75%, and that number registered at 61.8% in 2016. Companies are proficient in patent use, continuing to showing their power as a significant type of innovation force in the nation, according to a survey report on patent data of the nation released by SIPO recently.
Companies dominate all types of patentees with 67.8% in rate of patent use. The report also counted the patent commercialization rate of China, which stood at 46.0% in 2016. Larger companies also tend to have a more potent desire to use their patents, or in other words, their patents might be easier to be put into use, according to a principal of IP Development and Research Center (IPDRC) under the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), who engaged in the edition of the report.

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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.