Recently, the State IP Office (“SIPO”) held a News Conference, on which Mr. Gan Shaoning, the deputy director of the administration, announced China’s patent statistic of 2011 (the image above is the picture of the conference ). For your reference, Bridge IP Law Commentary translates the news on Gmw.cn (note: the link is in Chinese) as follows.
I. The Rank of Provinces, Cities and Enterprises on Patent Granting in China, 2011
There has granted 172,113 invention patent by the SIPO in 2011, up 27.4% year to year, among which, 112,347are granted to the inventors at home, namely 65.3% of the total, up 65.3% year to year.