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China’s patent applications surge 22% from Jan-Sept

Updated: Oct 17,2015 4:35 PM     Xinhua

The State Intellectual Property Office said on Oct 17 that it received 1.88 million patent applications in the first three quarters of 2015, up 22 percent from a year ago.

The data showed that patent applications for inventions surged 21.7 percent to 709,000, of which 99,000 were from abroad, witnessing a 5.1 percent year-on-year rise.

From January to September this year, patents saw a 25.8 percent year-on-year growth as 1.18 million patents have been authorized by the State Intellectual Property Office and patents granted for inventions soared 46 percent to 248,000.