Data Report News

China IP,[Comprehensive Reports]

  China’s Silicon Valley Reports Rise in Patents, R&D Investment
  The Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, dubbed China’s Silicon Valley, has reported a boost in patents, research and development funds, and new companies this year, helped in part by national policies and reforms. In the first half of 2015, enterprises in the park gained 14,240 patent licenses, up 31% year on year, according to statistics from the park’s administration committee.
  The park’s invention patents numbered 5,538 in the first six months, up 51.3%. The pilot technological area based in Haidian District is the country’s first innovation demonstration zone approved by the State Council in 2009 and aims to become a technological innovation center with global influence.
  China Files 20% More International Patent Applications
  China submitted 18,700 patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in the first eight months of 2015, 20% more than 2014, encouraging signs for the country’s promotion of creativity. Shen Changyu, head of SIPO attributed the increase to the government’s strategy to boost innovation, saying favorable policies generated opportunities for inventors. The SIPO received 21.8% more invention applications than a year ago in the same period, Shen said. By filing an application under the PCT, applicants can seek protection for their inventions in 148 countries across the world. 148
  China Ranks 8th According to the Annual Report 2015 Published by European Patent Office
  On March 3, 2016, European Patent Office published Annual Report 2015 on its website. According to the number of filed applications (total of direct and PCT applications), patents from Chinese mainland (31,504 patents in total) occupy about 11% of total annual applications (about 279,000 patents in total) at the European Patent Office for 2015, with a significant growth compared with the previous year (growth by about 19.2%); it ranks the 4th among the source countries of the patents. China filed 5,721 patent applications to European Patent Office in 2015, increasing by 22.2% compared with 2014; it ranked the 8th among all the filing countries. According to European Patent Office, the robust growth of Chinese economy has become one of the major powers driving the development of European patents.
  China Received over 1 million Invention Patent Applications in 2015
  According to the data released at a press conference on January 14, 2016, SIPO received over 1 million applications for invention patents in 2015, which hits a new record high over the years.
  Data show that 1.102 million applications for invention patents were received in China in 2015, up 18.7% year on year, being the top patent application list of the world for 5 years; about 359,000 invention patents were authorized, 263,000 of which were granted to domestic applicants, 100,000 more than in 2014, up 61.9% year on year. By the end of 2015, China holds 872,000 valid patents of invention, and the patents per annum for each 10,000 head of population reached to 6.3. 6.3
  WIPO Report Illustrates China’s Strength in Patent First Filings
  China is the only emerging middleincome country moving closer to advanced industrialized nations in terms of patent applications for 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics, a World Intellectual Property Organization report shows. WIPO published the report that examines how innovation spurs growth and how the intellectual property system contributes to this on 11, November, 2015.Case studies focused on three fields with breakthrough potential—3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics; and three historical sectors—airplanes, antibiotics and semiconductors. The report said that of patent applications since 2005, Chinese applicants account for more than a quarter of first filings worldwide in the case of 3D printing and robotics, higher than any other country. As for nanotechnology patent filings since 2005, Chinese applicants make up nearly 15% of filings worldwide—the third-largest origin of patents.
  DPMA Publishes Annual Report Shows China’s Great Increase in Industrial Design Applications
  In March 2016, Das Deutsche Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), known as German Patent and Trade Mark Office, published Annual Report 2015. According to the report, foreign patents accepted by DPMA in 2015 increased by about 11%. Among them, the number of patent applications from Japan increased by over 20% to 6,424, reaching a historic high; the number of industrial design applications from China increased by 595.4% to 4,103, occupying a big share in industrial design patent applications in Germany in 2014. In 2014 the rate of electronic use in German patent area reached more than 75% already.
  China’s PCT Filings Hit a Record High in 2015
  WIPO issued a report analyzing the amount and sources of global IP applications in 2015, including patents, trademarks and industrial designs. According to the report, China hit a record high of 29,846 international patent applications under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), up 16.8%. In 2015, China filed 2,401 applications for trademark registrations under the Madrid System, ranking seventh globally, making the best performance since China became a member in 1989.
  China maintains its momentum in the growth rate of PCT applications, ranking 3rd in the world behind the United States and Japan for three consecutive years. It is worth mentioning that China took four spots in top 20 companies that filed the highest number of PCT applications. Huawei topped the world and ZTE remained among the top 3. BOE and Tencent ranked 14th and 20th respectively.
  Patent Cases in China up 108%
  The Chinese courts heard 10,190 cases related to patent in the first half of 2015, more than double the number in the same period last year, SIPO said. There were 5,437 patent disputes and 4,753 cases of counterfeiting. Around 58% of the cases occurred in the affluent east China, indicating the need for IP rights rises in places with more technological innovation.
  More than 110,000 Patents Assigned in China in 2015
  On April 27, 2016, according to the Research Report on Patent Operation in China 2015 jointly published by National Intellectual Property Operation Hengqin Financial Platform with International Characteristics and Intellectual Property Press Co., Ltd., patent assignment is still the primary type of patent operation in China. There were more than 110,000 patents assigned in 2015. In 2015, patent operation showed a booming trend in China. Compared with previous years, substantial growth can be seen in terms of various operation platforms, institutions, foundation, number of patent operation activities and number of involved patents. Electronic data processing was the most vigorous field of patent operation technology. In terms of patent operation types, there were more than 110,000 patents assigned in 2015, followed by 16,514 accredited patent licenses and 10,998 patent pledges.

Member Message

  • Only our members can leave a message,so please register or login.

International IP Firms
Inquiry and Assessment

Latest comments

Article Search


People watch

Online Survey

In your opinion, which is the most important factor that influences IP pledge loan evaluation?

Control over several core technologies for one product by different right owners
Stability of ownership of the pledge
Ownership and effectiveness of the pledge