Entrusted by State Intellectual Property Office, Zhejiang University of Technology has just concluded a special survey and study recently, which shows the patent application by 75 percent of the colleges and universities in China are extremely few and even none.
The special survey shows there are huge gap in patent application among all the domestic colleges and universities. Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology have applied a total of 4,809 patents in the past five years, accounting for 26.5 percent of the nation's total. Zhejiang University and Zhejiang University of Technology have applied 91.7 percent of all 1,706 patents done by colleges and universities in the Zhejiang province over the past five years.
Meanwhile, the survey also shows that the loss of scientific and technological achievements, either caused by plagiarism or by the flow of personnel, exists in nearly 30 percent of the colleges and universities across the country. In some higher learning institutions, a considerable proportion of teachers and researchers partly release from their regular work and run their own business with invention and research results from schools. Although various higher learning institutions have set up special departments to manage research findings, loopholes still exist in the current management mechanism.
By People's Daily Online