The Financial Times has an excellent article detailing China's latest IP accomplishment: setting a world record for annual patent filings. The Middle Kingdom saw over 1 million patent applications in 2015. In fact, according to WIPO statistics, in 2015 SIPO received 1,101,864 applications, making up approximately 40% of the global total -- and more than the next three countries (the US, Japan, and S. Korea) combined.
Tom Mitchell's article has analysis from some of the leading experts in the Chinese patent world, including your truly. I invite you to check it out here: https://www.ft.com/content/4b6a9820-b210-11e6-a37c-f4a01f1b0fa1
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Erick Robinson is an experienced American trial lawyer and U.S. patent attorney formerly based in Beijing and now based in Texas. He is a Patent Litigation Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Spencer Fane LLP, where he manages patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution in China and the US.
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