On September 30, 2020, the China Nationwide Mental Property Administration (CNIPA) launched a report on the Growth Standing of the Nationwide Patent Company Business (2019) (全国专利代理行业发展状况(2019年)). 2019 highlights embrace China having 2,691 patent businesses in comparison with 796 businesses in 2010; 20,192 training patent brokers in comparison with 6,437 in 2010; and 43,702 folks registered for the patent agent qualification examination with 5,381 folks passing.
The variety of patent businesses in China elevated from 796 to 2,691 from 2010 to 2019. Patent businesses are primarily distributed in Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang, that are the extra economically developed coastal areas of China. Particularly, the variety of patent businesses in Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang are 661, 452, 240, 176 and 161 respectively. Compared, there are lower than 10 patent businesses every in Gansu, Xinjiang, Ningxia, Hainan, Qinghai, Inside Mongolia, and Tibet.
By way of dimension, there are 10 patent businesses with greater than 100 patent brokers and 25 patent businesses with 51 – 100 patent brokers. These bigger businesses are usually situated in Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shanghai. In distinction, there are 2,232 businesses with fewer than 10 patent brokers, accounting for 82.9% of the whole variety of patent businesses.
The variety of training patent brokers in China in 2019 was 20,192 versus 6,437 in 2010. By the use of comparability, there are 46,703 registered U.S. patent practitioners throughout the U.S. or greater than twice as many patent practitioners than China regardless of having roughly 1/four the inhabitants. Chinese language patent brokers have to be extraordinarily busy as a result of in 2019 there have been 1,400,661 patent functions filed in China or greater than 69 invention patent functions per Chinese language patent agent. This does embrace utility fashions (2,268,190 filed in 2019) and design patents (711,617 filed), which might yield nearly 217 patent functions filed per agent in 2019!
43,702 folks registered to take the Chinese language patent agent qualification examination in 2019 in contrast with 11,813 in 2010. In 2019, the quantity of people that handed the examination was 5,381 yielding a cross charge of roughly 12.3%. In distinction, in 2019, 2,119 folks took the U.S. patent bar examination and the cross charge was 45.3%.
The chart reproduced under exhibits the regular improve yr over yr of Chinese language take a look at takers from 2010 – 2019. In distinction, the U.S. has been experiencing a decline in take a look at takers from a peak of three,634 in 2008 to 2,119 in 2019.
Since 2004, residents of Hong Kong and Macau have been allowed to take the qualification examination for patent brokers in China. In 2011, the examination was opened to residents of Taiwan. As of 2019, a complete of 69 candidates from Hong Kong, 1 candidate from Macau, and 521 candidates from Taiwan have handed the examination. Now that foreigners can even be allowed to take the examination we sit up for future statistics to see what number of will cross.
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