Hausse of Chinese Companies Protecting Their Inventions Overseas

+ 33.4%Some international patent filings statistics from Geneva. The amount of international patent filings of Chinese companies and educational institutions grew with a stunning 33,4 percent in 2011 to 16,406. This means that more and more Chinese companies and educational institutions value overseas patents to protect their inventions. The U.S. still leads the applications with 26.7 […]

TGIF: Vacuum Cleaner Inventor Says The Darndest Things

Thank goodness it is Friday Sir James Dyson was quoted by Dan Milmo in the Guardian, here, saying: “They are running the risk of being expelled from the WTO. They are creating an unlevel playing field by taking our technology and selling it all over the world.”  With “they” Mr Dyson means China. I understand Mr […]

Patents in China: Quantity Obsessed Quality Challenged

Time for quality patentsPhoto: Danny Friedmann Now we are all following Ericsson sueing ZTE for patent infringement in Germany, UK and Italy, read here. Followed of course by ZTE trying to invalidate Ericsson’s patent at China’s Patent Re-examination Board, read here, because of an alleged lack of novelty, inventiveness or usefulness. In other words: lack of quality. Wan […]

New Red Dawn in Patents: More Chinese than Foreign Companies Filed Chinese Invention Patents

Joff Wild of IAM Magazine has another great blog: ‘Major breakthrough for Chinese companies in the patenting stakes’ , read here. Mr Wild observes that according to SIPO’s statistics the first half of 2009 show that Chinese domestic companies filed more invention patents than foreign companies. In 2007 only 1 percent of all Chinese companies […]