chinese lanterns
Chinese patent search made easier
with new access to legal status data
from SIPO in PatBase

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of Chinese patent applications increased from 0.890 million to 2.019 million. According to the WIPO’s World Intellectual Property (IP) Indicators report for 2017, this influx of innovation from China continued to grow as the Chinese IP office (SIPO) was listed as the top office in the world, preceding the United States of America, Japan, Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office (EPO). A further 1.5 million patent applications were filed in China in 2018 alone. With the growth in Chinese patent applications showing no signs of slowing, this has created many challenges within the industry. More…