Beijing considers intellectual property to be a strategic resource for national development. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing considers intellectual property to be a strategic resource for national development. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese patents surpassed 3 million in 2022 as Beijing pursues innovation strategy

  • In 2022, the total number of patents filed in China was 4.21 million, of which 3.28 million were held by inventors from mainland China
  • Although it files more patents, China has struggled to convert its research and development spending into valuable and successful innovations

Beijing considers intellectual property to be a strategic resource for national development. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing considers intellectual property to be a strategic resource for national development. Photo: Shutterstock
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