• Hong Kong approves first standard patent by original grant
    Hong Kong has approved its first-ever standard patent under a new system aimed at encouraging original patents as the global financial hub also aims high in innovation and technology. The invention, involving the use of artificial intelligence to manage inventory in an e-commerce system, was granted earlier this week under the original grant patent (OGP) system, according to the Intellectual Property Department of
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  • China's patent grants, applications grow in B&R countries
    More than 4,200 Chinese patents were granted by 26 countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative in 2020, up 19.3 percent year-on-year, sources with the National Intellectual Property Administration said Thursday. China's published patent applications also saw an increase of 17.1 percent year-on-year, reaching 6,198 in 22 Belt and Road countries last year. The Republic of Korea received the most C
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  • Top 10 Patent Reexamination & Invalidation Cases in 2020 Announced
    On April 26, CNIPA announced the top 10 patent reexamination & invalidation cases in 2020 at the Open Day event. At the 25th Group Study Session of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee, General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed strengthening IP protection comprehensively, stimulating the innovation vitality of the whole society, and promoting the construction of a new development pattern. As a pr
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  • Patent and trademark review period to be shortened by end of 2022
    China will further shorten the time for reviewing patent and trademark applications by the end of next year to improve processing efficiency and promote development of intellectual property rights, a senior official on IPR affairs said on Friday. The time for reviewing high-valued patent applications - now 14 months - is expected to be shortened to 13.8 months by the end of 2022, while the time for trademarks will
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  • China Files Record High Patent Applications at EPO
    On March 16th, European local time, European Patent Office (EPO) released the Patent Index 2020. According to the index, patent applications originating from China at the EPO grew by 9.9% in 2020, the highest growth rate among the ten leading patent filing countries, to 13,432 applications, setting a new record high. The EPO's Patent Index 2020 shows that despite the pandemic, the overall number of European pa
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  • China Leads the World in PCT Applications in 2020
    China leads the world in PCT applications On March 2, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) released the data of the international filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in 2020. China filed 68,720 PCT applications in 2020, up 16.1%, continuing to lead the world in this field. In 2019, China surpassed the U.S. in PCT applications for the first time. "Despite the impact of COVID-19,
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