Chinese Patents

In just 20 years after the country’s Patent law took effect in 1985, China has become the third-largest patent office in the world by annual invention patent applications, after the U.S. and Japan. From 2003 to 2007, China’s GDP grew at an average annual rate of 9.75% while Chinese invention patent applications grew at an average of 34.36% per year. if current trends continue, China is set to dominate the patent information landscape in the not-too-distant future.

Patented in China

The Present and Future state of innovation in China

by Evey Zhou, Ph.d., and Bob Stembridge


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