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China's patent applications hit new high

By Jiang Jianke (People's Daily)

15:29, December 07, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The number of patent applications filed in China reached nearly 1.24 million during the first 10 months of the year, an increase of more than 16,300 from the roughly 1.22 million applications submitted last year, according to statistics from the State Intellectual Property Office. The number of patent grants totaled about 7.7 million during the period.

Meanwhile, the number of patent grants for inventions reached nearly 139,500, an increase of 4,371 from the total number of last year. In addition, the number of patent grants for utility models and designs reached more than 334,700 and nearly 295,000, respectively.


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