Patent Applications Hits Record High for 2013

Patent Applications Hits Record High for 2013Based on a report given by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office said that the number of patent applications has hit a record high last year. The number of applications reached 123,300 a year on year increase of around 33 percent and all application were related to inventions involving 54 percent of the total number of patent applications.

The deputy chief Fu Xiaohui of the property office said that on April 10 the ratio of invention patents reached 40.4 for every 10,000 people living in Beijing which he said is the highest number of patents in China. Local authorities also launched campaigns that tackled infringement in any patent along with the strengthening cross regional protection of patents. The patent office has investigated around 97 cases of counterfeits which shows an increase of 288 percent and also handled 61 patent infringements as of last year.

A one year campaign was launched to help crack down on illegal products and help reinforced penalties for any infringement in any markets especially in the IT market. Officials has also established the Zhongguancun Detached Tribunal of Haidian Court that focuses in IP infringement, deals with intellectual property lawsuits and servicing high tech enterprises at the Zhongguancun Science Park.

A plan to help protect digital music copyrights which concerns on protecting IP rights in the digital market is also underway since 2013.

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