Slowing application growth and tougher examiners: five key figures from SIPO’s 2017 patent data 25 Jan 18
Last week, China’s State Intellectual Property Office revealed its preliminary data from calendar year 2016 on everything from patent filings to administrative enforcement. As always, there are numerous interesting comparisons to be made with last year’s data. In addition, SIPO appears to have made some significant changes to how it reports key information, which will affect ongoing analysis of the country’s IP development. Here are the five points that seem most important from where I’m sitting.
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