Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters
Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters

Chinese government subsidies fuel surge in patents but experts warn it’s quantity over quality

  • China’s tech giants have been particularly active, with Huawei taking the top spot last year with 4,411 patent applications
  • The Beijing government offers as much as 20 million yuan in subsidies for a PCT filing, versus 2 million for a domestic patent

Topic |   Intellectual property in China
Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters
Employees work on a mobile phone production line at a Huawei's factory in China March 25, 2019. Huawei filed 4,411 patent applications last year. Photo: Reuters
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