World Intellectual Property Organization Releases Global Innovation Index 2020 Ranking China 14

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On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in conjunction with Cornell University and INSEAD, released the Global Innovation Index 2020 (GII). China maintained its overall ranking at #14 and was #1 among upper middle-income countries.  China also has 2 of the top 5 ranked science & technology clusters – beating out the United States with Silicon Valley ranked #5.  The GII ranking shows stability at the top but a gradual eastward shift as a group of Asian …

China’s Upsurge in Patent Filings Continue Post-Coronavirus Lockdown

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration released their statistics for January through April 2020 on May 20, 2020 showing a continued post-virus boom in patent filings versus 2019 after a drop at the February coronavirus peak in China.  There was an almost 8% increase in invention patent filings in April 2020 versus April 2019 with 106,270 invention patent applications filed this April 2020 versus 98,529 last April 2019. Cumulative 2020 invention patent filings are almost even with 2019 with 434,682 …

Upcoming Webinar on Expediting Patent Examination in China

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There are multiple routes to expedite examination of a Chinese patent application besides the Patent Prosecution Highway.  In this upcoming webinar, Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property Practice Aaron Wininger will discuss the little-known Prioritized Examination program, the Patent Prosecution Highway, and other programs and strategies to get a faster patent grant in China. A live question-and-answer session follows. Sign up today for this insightful presentation.  Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM CT Cost: Free Register here: https://www3.slwip.com/international-ip-episode-06