China Becomes the World's 2nd Largest Target Market for Patent Layout

China Becomes the World's 2nd Largest Target Market for Patent Layout


Recently, the 2016 Research Report on Global Patent Innovative Activities was released, showing that China has become a target market of patent layout only second to US. Japan and US both attach great importance to the Chinese market and their invention patents in China accounts for one fifth of all grants.
The Report sorted out the global patent and innovation activities from 2008 to 2015 and conducted comparative research and analysis with the same kind of activities in other major leading countries in science and technology field. The Report indicated that in from 2008 to 2015, China’s publications and grants of invention patents increased at an annual rate of 20.97% and 22.48% respectively. China’s new momentum for technical innovation drives the global development of patented technology and innovation. The Report said that from 2012 to 2015, within 35 technical areas divided by WIPO, invention patent grants of China ranked the top in 13 technical areas including measurement and organic fine chemicals.

Source: IPR in China

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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.