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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