China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) received 1.88 million patent applications in the first three quarters of 2015, up 22% from a year ago.

The data showed that patent applications for inventions surged 21.7% to 709,000, of which 99,000 were from abroad, up 5.1% year on year.

In Jan.-Sept. this year, the office authorized 1.18 million patents, up 25.8% year on year, and patents granted for inventions soared 46 percent to 248,000, according to the office.

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