In a bid to accelerate the development of big data industry, the State Council issued the Outline of National Action for Facilitating Big Data Industry Development. China also issued the Several Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Strengthening the Services and Supervision over Market Entities by Means of Big Date Analysis in 2015. These favorable policies have become a new impetus for the utilization of patent information by means of big data.
In the recent Patent Information Annual Conference of China 2015, Mr. Shen Changyu, commissioner of the SIPO said the SIPO is trying to make full use of the rich patent reservoir to energize the mass entrepreneurship and innovation. He also added "as many international organizations have lowered their expectations of global economic growth amid sluggish economy worldwide, China is advancing an innovation- driven strategy as a new engine for development, which has created 'golden opportunities' for the patent information service sector".