Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) published the statistics on patent applications and grants in China for 2014. According to the statistics, a total of 2,361,243 patent applications were received by SIPO during the year. Breakdowns of the applications by patent type are as follows:   

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In addition, SIPO as a receiving office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) received 26,169 international applications during the year (up 14.2%).

As for patent grants, a total of 1,302,687 patents were granted by SIPO in 2014, and breakdowns of the grants by patent type are as follows:

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