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Hunan’s Patent Applications Exceed 60,000 in 2016

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Hunan handled 67,779 patent applications, 25,524 of which were patent applications for inventions; and 34,050 patents were authorized, 6,967 of which were invention patents, according to the data from Hunan Intellectual Property Bureau (HIPB) released on Feb. 3, the first working day after Spring Festival holiday.


The amount of invention patent applications per ten thousand people was 4.11 and international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) reached 208, according to HIPB data.


The number of patent application continued to grow in Hunan. The biggest increase has been seen in invention patent application, a year-on-year growth of 30.90%. The proportion of utility model patent application accounted for over 40% of the total.


Up to the end of 2016, the amount of authorized patents in Hunan hit 236,156. Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan together have 21,867effective invention patents, accounting for 78.49% of the provincial total and with 15.34 effective invention patents per ten thousand.

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Translator: Xiao Juan


Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn