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A survey on PCT filings entering the national phase was recently launched by the patent office of SIPO and data shows that 50% of PCT filings of Chinese origin are now entering the national phase. Among the 12,373 PCT applications between 2000 and 2006, 6,416 are entering IP5’s national phase, namely USPTO, JPO, EPO, SIPO and KIPO.
With only 133 PCT applications in 2000 and 1,962 applications in 2008 entering the national phase, the survey shows that China’s PCT filings grow at 40% annually. Between 2000 and 2006, only 12,351 PCT applications entered IP5’s national phase.
(By Li Chaofan/Zhang Ligang)
From:CHINA REPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY