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Single year patent filings roll over 1M in China
2011-03-02
 

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Single year patent filings roll over 1M in China

2011-03-02

 

SIPO logged its filing meter at 1.222 million, marking the first one million filings accepted by the Chinese patent authority within a single calendar year in 2010, 815,000 patents were granted, up 25.2% and 40% respectively. Deemed as nice surprises, China filed 13,000 patents over PCT in 2010, up 61.3%.
In 2010, China received 391,000 invention applications, up 24.1%, among which, 293,000 were from home including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, representing 74.9% of the total and up 27.9%. There were 98,000 applications from abroad, representing 25.1% of the total and up 15.3%. The 391,000 are further broken down into 224,000 or 76.5% services ones, and 69,000 or 23.5% non-services. In 2010, China granted 135,000 inventions, up 5.5%. 55,000 from abroad, representing 40.7%.