China’s 1st Time As Top 5 U.S. Patent Recipient – Suzhou Selected For Pilot IP Program

 

Via www.ecns.cn

The number of international patent filings by China jumped 12.5 percent compared with 2016, and the number filed in China rose 14.2 percent on the previous year, according to Shen Changyu, commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office.

Government data show that the number of international filings from the Chinese mainland via the Patent Cooperation Treaty jumped to 51,000 last year, compared with 2016, and the annual applications for invention patents filed in the country topped 1.38 million.

In 2017, Xiamen, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Changsha, Suzhou and Shanghai’s Xuhui district were named pilot areas for comprehensive IP reforms, in an initiative that is seeking breakthroughs in integrating administrative services.

 

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