SIPO Publishes Statistics on Patent Applications and Grants in China 2014
 

Recently, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) published the statistics on patent applications and grants in China for 2014. According to the statistics, a total of 2,361,243 patent applications were received by SIPO during the year. Breakdowns of the applications by patent type are as follows:   
                                                           
Patent type
No. of patent applications
Year-on-year growth
Invention
928,177
12.5%
Utility model
868,511
-2.7%
Design
564,555
-14.4%
Total
2,361,243
-1%
      
In addition, SIPO as a receiving office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) received 26,169 international applications during the year (up 14.2%).
 
As for patent grants, a total of 1,302,687 patents were granted by SIPO in 2014, and breakdowns of the grants by patent type are as follows:
 
Patent type
No. of patent grants
Year-on-year growth
Invention
 233,228
12.3%
Utility model
 707,883
2.2%
Design
 361,576
-12.3%
Total
1,302,687
-1%