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China IP,[Comprehensive Reports]

Top 10 Chinese Companies Granted Most Patents in 2017
According to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO),the number of new patents filed rose to 1.38 million in China in 2017, up 14.2 percent from a year earlier, and420,000 were accepted. By the end of 2017, Chinese mainland had 1.35 million grants. Chinese companies dominated the innovation patents filling and granting,with the proportion hitting 63.3 percent and 66.4 percent last year. The top 10 Chinese companies granted most innovation patent authorizations last year include State Grid (3622), Huawei (3,293), Sinopec (2,567), BOE (1,845),ZTE (1,699), Lenovo (1,454), Gree (1,273), Oppo (1,222),Petrochina (1,008) and SMIC (862).
 
Beijing Courts Handle Over 36,800 IPR Cases in 2017
Beijing courts resolved 36,800 cases concerning intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2017, more than doubled the number in 2013. During the past five years,Beijing courts solved more than 125,000 IPR cases, a fifth of the country's total. Nearly 5,300 of the case from 2013 to 2017 were patent disputes. The city will establish a center this year dedicated to providing IPR services to high-tech companies. The center will offer fast-track services for patent applications to companies in information technology and high-end equipment production, two areas with high demand. At the front line of China's fight against IPR infringement, Beijing set up the country's first IPR court in 2014.
 
Eighteen More Chinese Companies File 100+ PCT Applications in 2017
On January 18, the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C (SIPO) held a press conference to release patent statistics in 2017. In 2017, 44 Chinese companies had filed more than 100 PCT applications, a year-on-year increase of 18. Among the top performers, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Company and Shenzhen DJI-Innovations Company recorded stunning rates  of 142.3% and 46.9% respectively.
 
China Shuts Down 2,554 Websites in Piracy Crackdown
On January 23, Chinese authorities said that 2,554 websites were shut down and 2.76 million pirated publications were confiscated in a crackdown on copyright infringement launched in 2017. Law enforcement in China examined 63,000 websites, deleted 710,000 links to pirated publications, and investigated 543 cases involving online copyright infringement. Local authorities in Jilin, Shandong, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Fujian andHunan uncovered 47 cases involving private cinemas and copyright infringement.
 
The Number of China's Patent Application Reaches 2.4 Times That of the US Since 2015
According to the statistics of five global intellectual property administration office, since 2015, the number of China's patent application has been 2.4 times that of the US. At the same time, China is applying more patents in Europe and the US. In 2015, China's 8,116 patent applications had gained approval in the US, accounting for 3% of the total number of U.S. patents granted, and it ranked the fifth in overseas countries (it only ranked fifteen in 2007), which ranked higher than that of Britain and France.
 
China Sees Double-Digit Increase in Invention Patent Applications
On January 4, the commissioner of SIPO Shen Changyu said that China made1.38 million invention patent applications in 2017, a 14.2 percent increase year-on-year. Of the total applications, 744,000 patents have been handled and concluded. Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, a total of 51,000 international patent applications were received in 2017, up 12.5 percent from the previous year. Shen said the number of invention patents on the Chinese mainland reached 1.35 million, meaning that for every 10,000 people there are 9.8 patents on average.
 
China Makes Top 5 in US Patents
China became one of the top five US patent recipients in 2017 for the first time as the country also reported double-digit growth for its intellectual property sector last year internationally and domestically. 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 (SIPO).
 
The Added Value of China's Copyright Industry Accounts For 7.33% of GDP in 2016
Recently, Chinese Academy of Press and Publication released the survey results of the economic contribution of China's copyright industry in 2016. As the survey shows, the added value of China's copyright industry was 5455.14 billion Yuan in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 9.0% (not deducting the price factor). And it accounts for 7.33% of GDP, up 0.03 percentage points from the last year. The share of China's copyright industry has steadily increased in the national economy, and its overall scale has been further expanded.
 
China's Valid Invention Patent Inventory Tops 3 in the World in 2017
On January 9, National Science and Technology Work conference was held in Beijing. The Minister of Science and technology, Wan Gang pointed out in the work report, China's innovation ability of science and technology has significantly increased in the past five years, of which the main innovation indicator tops the list. In 2017, the spending for national R&D is expected to reach 1.76 trillion Yuan, up 70.9% from 2012, which accounts for 2.15% of GDP, and exceeds 2.1% of 15 European Union countries on average. International articles of science and technology has 70% increase higher than in 2012, which ranks top 2 in the world; It's first time that the cited number of International articles of science and technology surpasses Germany,Britain, ranking No.2 in the world. Invention patent application and patent granted top first in the world, and valid invention patent inventory ranked No.3 in the world. The turnover of China's technology contract reaches 1.3 trillion Yuan.

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