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China’s statistics of invention patent applications and grants released

Date:2012-08-31 14:25:27
From:IPR in China

According to the statistics provided by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), in the first half of this year, China received 258,000 pieces of invention patent applications with a rise of 18.3% and invention patent grants hit 107,000 pieces, up 28.9%.

The President of the Intellectual Property School of Shanghai University Tao Xinliang noted when interviewed that the quantity and quality of invention patents should become the support in quickening the construction of innovation-based country. The increase of the proportion of invention patent applications and grants indicates reasonable adjustment of China’s patent components.

In regard with invention patent applications, the first three were respectively Jiangsu Province (37,798 pieces), Guangdong Province (26,683 pieces) and Beijing Municipality (21,778 pieces), followed by Shanghai Municipality, Zhejiang Province, Shandong Province, Anhui Province, Sichuan Province, Liaoning Province and Hubei Province. It is noteworthy that Anhui Province and Hubei Province jumped by three rankings compared with the previous year.

Hubei realized growth in both invention patent applications and grants. It is introduced that since the beginning of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, Hubei Province redoubled efforts to promote the applications for invention patents. Besides, Hubei Provincial Intellectual Property Office signed responsibility letters on 2012 patent application expected goal with local intellectual property offices across the province.

The patent statistics in the first half year showed that in China, the proportion of invention patent applications to the total amount of patent applications rose and the rate of domestic invention patent applications to the gross of invention patent applications also grew. Tao Xinliang believed there were three reasons leading to such results. First, market competitiveness has gradually evolved into the monopoly of intellectual property right; the second reason is China’s governmental departments’ continuous promotion and encouragement; and the third reason is that China regulated the invention patents for every ten thousand people should increase to 3.3 pieces in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.

Meanwhile, Tao Xinliang pointed out that China should continue to concentrate on the quantity and quality of invention patents, pay more attention to the key role of invention patents, and particularly cultivate high quality invention patents in original innovation, collective innovation and introduction-digestion-absorption-innovation section to form a patent pool with invention patents with core technologies as its mainstay.

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