On January 19, the State Intellectual Property Office of China （SIPO） published the statistics and other related information in 2016.
In 2016, SIPO received a total of 1.339 million invention patent applications with an increase of 21.5%, which ranks first in the world for 6 consecutive years. A total of 404,000 invention patents were granted, among which, there are 302,000 domestic invention patents, with an increase of 39,000 pieces compared to 2015, up 14.5%. Among the domestic invention patents, there are 276,000 service inventions, accounting for 91.4%; and 26,000 non-service inventions, accounting for 8.6%. (Source: SIPO website)