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Rapid recovery of patent applications in China

Source: CNIPA

Affected by the pandemic, Chinese domestic patent applications (including invention, utility model and design) declined by 33.2% in February compared with the volume of the same month last year. However, the year-on-year growth rate rose rapidly to 10.5% in March and even 15.7% in April. The rapid recovery of patent applications in China fully shows the active response of market entities to the pandemic.

Here below are some of the filing statistics from January to April 2020 officially published by CNIPA.

Sheet 1: Statistics of patent applications from January-April, 2020

Unit: pcs

Grouped by applications filed by domestic and foreign applicants

Invention Patent

Utility Model Patent

Design Patent

Volume

Percentag

Volume

Percentage

Volume

Percentage

Total

Subtotal

434682

100.00%

763964

100.00%

185273

100.00%

service invention

399343

91.90%

615490

80.60%

113799

61.40%

non-service invention

35339

8.10%

148474

19.40%

71474

38.60%

Domestic

Subtotal

383245

100/88.2

761233

100/99.6

179012

100/96.6

service invention

348834

91.00%

612913

80.50%

107832

60.20%

non-service invention

34411

9.00%

148320

19.50%

71180

39.80%

Foreign

Subtotal

51437

100/11.8

2731

100/0.4

6261

100/3.4

service invention

50509

98.20%

2577

94.40%

5967

95.30%

non-service invention

928

1.80%

154

5.60%

294

4.70%

Sheet 3: Statistics of granted patents from January-April, 2020

Unit: pcs

Grouped by domestic and foreign patentees

Invention Patent

Utility Model Patent

Design Patent

Volume

Percentage

Volume

Percentage

Volume

Percentage

Total

Subtotal

126479

100.00%

549851

100.00%

221138

100.00%

service invention

122419

96.80%

486463

88.50%

132681

60.00%

non-service invention

4060

3.20%

63388

11.50%

88457

40.00%

Domestic

Subtotal

100397

100/79.4

547232

100/99.5

214709

100/97.1

service invention

96678

96.30%

484008

88.40%

126556

58.90%

non-service invention

3719

3.70%

63224

11.60%

88153

41.10%

Foreign

Subtotal

26082

100/20.6

2619

100/0.5

6429

100/2.9

service invention

25741

98.70%

2455

93.70%

6125

95.30%

non-service invention

341

1.30%

164

6.30%

304

4.70%

Sheet 7: Statistics of received PCT applications in April 2020

Unit: pcs

Grouped by applications filed by domestic and foreign applicants

Cumulative volume of the month

Cumulative volume of the year

Volume

Percentage

Volume

Percentage

Total 

5779

100.00%

18467

100.00%

Domestic 

5298

91.70%

16674

90.30%

Foreign 

481

8.30%

1793

9.70%

 

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