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