It was informed from the State Intellectual Property Office on June 9 that the report of Strategic Research on International Patent Application of Chinese Residents' recently published by the World Intellectual Property Organization shows that China's international patent applications began substantial growth from 2000, with an average growth rate of 40% during 2000-2005, and the growth rate remains high at 23% since 2005.

From the report, it can be witenssed that from 2000 to 2009, the high-tech fields of digital communications, computers, nanotechnology, semiconductors and telecommunications witnessed fastest-growing international patent applications in China. It is worth mentioning that among these international patent applications, patents filed by companies accounted for about seventy percent. The report shows that from 1970 to 2009, the proportion of international patent applications by Chinese enterprises grew rapidly, getting doubled every 10 years.