‘Sharp Rise’ In Chinese Patents – Quentin Sommerville

_44050005_robot_afp203b.jpg From BBC News:

China has seen a sharp increase in requests for patents, according to the UN ‘s intellectual property agency. The number of requests for patents in China grew by 33% in 2005 compared with the previous year.

That gives it the world’s third highest number behind Japan and the United States, the agency said. China’s leaders have been urging companies to become more creative, and put more of their money into developing new technology. [Full Text]

See also: “China Seeks to Become Brand Power” from Asia Times Online.

[Image: China is now third in the world in terms of patent requests, from AFP photo.]

August 10, 2007, 12:07 PM
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