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China’s domestic patent-holder population increases
May 13, 2011, 3:12 pm
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The 2010 China Valid Patent Report released by SIPO reported consistent rapid growth in domestic patent rates. Domestic patents represented 33.3% of total patents in 2006; in 2010, that percentage rose dramatically to 45.7%.

According to the report, China owns 2.216 million valid patents. 82.4% of the total number of patents were filed domestically, a gigantic increase compared to 75.7% of all Chinese patents in 2006. Beijing’s valid invention patents per million population has risen to 2,222, reflecting China’s economic transformation into a country with more innovative power.

Guangdong, Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejing are listed as China’s most prolific provinces in terms of patents submitted.

Source: IPR in China


China’s IPO initiates patent search engine

China’s State Intellectual Property Office has officially initiated an intelligent patent search and service system in the last few weeks. It has been developed independently by the same office over the last two years. The system resembles existing extensive searchable patent archives that serve examiners and the public alike. It is reported to contain eleven sub-systems and 639 modules, the public having access to four sub-systems and conventional search methods. At present it is the most complete and comprehensive data resource for patents in China. The system encompasses more than 80 million patent documents and a large number of additional data from 98 countries, regions, and organization.

Source: IPP in China

China has world’s most registered trademarks

Reporting from Beijing on Thursday, Intellectual Property Rights official Tian Lipu announced that China has the world’s highest number of registered trademarks. Tian was speaking at a press conference at the State Council Information Office.

China received over a million new trademark applications in the last year alone and more than 1.22 patent applications. In addition to domestic patent applications submitted, Chinese applicants were said to have submitted 12,337 overseas under the Patent Operation Treaty. In terms of the Patent Operation Treaty, China represented the fourth largest group of applicants in the world.

Source: Asia News International