SIPO: 2016 China Patent Data Ranking

May 2, 2017

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)