China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua
China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua

China’s intellectual property agency reports fall in patent applications after quality drive

  • Applications in 2019 were down a tenth from the previous year, China’s first decrease in 24 years
  • The Chinese authorities have taken measures to improve applications and reduce unqualified filings

Topic |   Intellectual property in China
China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua
China has led the global totals of patent applications since 2011. Photo: Xinhua
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