China had a total of 751,000 new patent filings in H1 2018, 217,000 of which were granted, according to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). Specifically, 171,000 granted invention patents are domestic patents, among which, 159,000 are service innovation-creation, accounting for 93.2% of granted domestic patents.
By the end of June 2018, Chinese mainland had altogether 1.475 million invention patent filings and the average number of invention patents reached 10.6 per 10,000 people.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. took the first spot on the top 10 ranking with 1,775 granted invention patents, followed by Sinopec Group (1,569) and OPPO (1,520).
Beijing tops the list of top 10 Chinese regions securing the highest number of invention patents per 10,000 people in H1 2018.
SIPO has handled 23,000 PCT filings in H1 2018, among which, 21,600 from domestic, up by 7.6% year-on-year. There are 7 regions filed with over 500 PCT applications, combined accounting for over 80% of the national PCT filings.
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