In the first three quarters of this year, the filing and grant of patent applications in China have three features:

  1. The patent filings have a fast year-on-year growth. The increase of invention patent applications is 22.0% higher than the same period of last year. The utility model has the biggest increase among three kinds of applications.
  2. The grants for invention, utility model and design applications all increased over the same period of last year. The invention applications have a fastest growth. The grants for inventions from domestic applicants and foreign applicants increase respectively 52.5% and 31.1% year on year.
  3. The proportion of service inventions remained stable which is respectively over 80% and 90% for domestic inventions filings and domestic invention grants.

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