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'Progress in innovation' as invention patents pass one-million mark

Updated: 2013-02-27 07:34
By Wang Xin ( China Daily)

The more than 210,000 invention patents granted in China last year "illustrate progress in technology and the country's capacity for innovation", said a senior official from the State Intellectual Property Office at a press conference last week.

'Progress in innovation' as invention patents pass one-million mark

The 26.1 percent increase over 2011 sent the nation's total patent inventory past the one-million milestone for the first time.

"Now IP is improving the country's core competitiveness and changing the economic development model," Gan Shaoning, deputy commissioner of SIPO, said at the meeting.

'Progress in innovation' as invention patents pass one-million mark

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