According to the official data revealed by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), China handled over 1.1 million patent applications for invention last year, up 18.7 percent year on year.?About 359,000 patents for invention were granted, among which 263,000 patents were granted to domestic applicants, 100,000 more than in 2014, indicating an increase of 61.9%. Of all the patents for invention granted in 2015, 60.5% went to Chinese enterprises.?China's top oil-refiner Sinopec obtained 2,844 patents, the most among all Chinese firms, followed by telecom giants ZTE and Huawei. The tables below show some of the statistics regarding patents/patent applications for invention.

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