SIPO Releases China’s Patent Statistics for 2017 
 

 
On 18 January 2018, the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) released the statistics for patent filings and grants in China for 2017 during a news briefing in Beijing.
 
As reported by SIPO spokesman Mr. Wu Wenhui, during the year, a total of 3,697,845 applications, comprising 1,381,594 for invention patent, 1,687,593 for utility model patent, and 628,658 for design patent, were received by SIPO; and a total of 1,836,434 patents, comprising 420,144 invention patents, 973,294 utility model patents, and 442,996 design patents, were granted.
 
In respect of the patent applications for invention in 2017, 1,245,709 applications were filed by domestic applicants and 135,885 by foreign applicants, accounting for 90.2% and 9.8% of the total invention patent applications filed during the year respectively. As for invention patents granted during the year, 326,970 were to domestic applicants and 93,174 to foreign applicants, accounting for 77.8% and 22.2% of the total invention patents granted during the year respectively.
 
In addition, SIPO as a receiving office under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) received 50,674 PCT applications in 2017. Of the PCT applications, 47,492 were filed by domestic applicants and 3,182 by foreign applicants, accounting for 93.75% and 6.3% of the total PCT applications filed during the year respectively.