Major breakthrough for Chinese companies in the patenting stakes 22 Jul 09
A significant milestone has been reached in the history of patents in China. For the first time invention patent grants made to domestic entities are outstripping those made to foreign concerns. According to SIPO statistics, in the first six months of 2009 Chinese applicants received 18,634 patents, while applicants from overseas took 17,737; that's 51.2% and 48.8% respectively. In 2008, Chinese applicants were awarded 49.7% of the 93,706 invention patents granted by SIPO.
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