Per the latest statistics, in the first half of 2019, China had had 3,125 patent applications filed, an increase of 13 pieces over the same period of last year, and 1,558 patents authorized in the “Belt and Road” countries. The average number of claims of granted patent is 14.8, and the average number of family members is 12, which are both key indicators of the importance of patents.
Among the Top 10 industries involved in the first half of the year, “computer, communication and other electronic equipment manufacturing” industry is mostly found in the patent application disclosure, followed by “instrumentation manufacturing”, “raw chemical materials and chemical products manufacturing”, “software and information technology services”, “general equipment manufacturing”, which ranked from second to fifth. Among the top ten industries, except for "metal products, machinery and equipment repair industry", "motor vehicle, electronic products and daily product repair industry", all are of IP (patent) intensive.
As for the number of patent applications filed by the “Belt and Road” countries in China, it was 11,683 in the first half of 2019, an increase of 3% over the same period of last year, involving 40 countries in the area, an increase of 3 countries. Meanwhile, the “Belt and Road” countries had authorized 8,029 patents in China, an increase of 16.2% over the same period of last year. Both the patent applications and authorizations from “Belt and Road” countries achieved double-digit growth in China. (Source: CNIPA official website)