Our friends at AFD China recently informed us of news from the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO):
SIPO releases five year plan for patent examination
In SIPO’s latest five year plan, covering China’s patent examination practices from 2011-2015, the office revealed that it expects to review 1.85 million inventions, 3.2 million utility models and 3 million designs in that span.
China’s first IPR exhange opens to ease financial difficulties for SMEs
China introduced a pilot intellectual property right (IPR) exchange on Saturday. This program is the first of its kind in China.
ZTE leaps to top with 974 PCT applications in Q1
In total, the company has filed 35,000 international patent applications, 90% of which are invention patents.
Visit the SIPO website to learn more about these developments.