China sees double-digit increase in patent applicationsStaff Writer | January 4, 2018
China made 1.38 million invention patent applications in 2017, a 14.2 percent increase year on year.
Asia 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 in a work report delivered at the meeting.
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.
About 67,000 administrative patent cases were handled last year, increasing by 36.3 percent on a yearly basis, according to Shen.
Shen said the country should improve the production in IP to raise technology service quality. ■