Wednesday, January 04, 2006


SHOCKER: 99% OF CHINESE COMPANIES HAVE NEVER FILED FOR PATENT PROTECTION. According to People's Daily Online, a source from the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), has claimed that 99 percent of Chinese enterprises have never applied for patents, and 60 percent do not even have their own trademarks. Statistics from SIPO also have indicated that only 0.03 percent of Chinese enterprises have intellectual property protection on key technologies on which their businesses operate. While China ranks the third in foreign trade volume, patented high technologies contribute only 2 percent of its total foreign trade volume.

1 Comentário:

David Gibbons said...

Could this be because China (and the R.O.W.) don't permit patents on process - I'd expect the US average to outnumber that in any other country at least ten-fold due to the fact that we allow frivolous patents on common logic here.

PS - I just found your blog today - hoooohaa - great stuff - thank you !

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