China Wants Legally-Binding Climate Agreement, But Has Many Demands

The degradation of the environment is China’s biggest challenge. Remember March of this year (2011), when the Chinese government released its 12th Five-Year Plan it emphasised sustainable economic growth and came up with policy objectives and quantitative targets that foster green technology. It also announced that there must be a 16 percent cut in energy consumption […]

What R&D Is Being Done And Where In China: An Inventorisation Of Science Parks

Richard Jun Lin, Xavier Xie (analysers), Zhuo Zhang, Jerold Wang and Chris Hartshorn (data contributors) have worked on a project to inventorise China’s 1,531 provincial and national-level industry parks: ‘Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Navigating China’s Industry Park Innovation Engine’. It “reveals the need for a specific focus on 87 university science parks and […]

IPO Candidate Tudou Is Building Its Patent Portfolio For Future Growth, Promoting Chinese Creativity

With 90.1 million registered users,  Tudou 土豆, which means potato,  is no small potato.  The site for investors ‘Seeking Alpha’ gives an analysis of the Chinese online video site Tudou.com 土豆网 (for which they use the symbol TUDO) in relation to its competitors, before it is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at NASDAQ Stock Exchange […]

Sobering Statistics Put China’s Innovation Into Perspective

In the graphical perspective,things become smaller if the distancefrom the observer increases Professor Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang, writers of the book ‘Getting China and India right‘, put China’s innovation statistics into perspective. Patent filings in 2008 U.S.A. 400,769 filings Japan 502,054 filings China 203,481 filings Gupta and Wang have a point when they argue […]

Joint-venture with technology transfer no panacea for market access to China’s aviation industry

China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015) states that the general aviation industry’s development will bepromoted, reform the airspace management system as well as increase the efficiency of the allocation and utilization of airspace resources. Bright sky for China’s aviation industry. But what about foreign aviation companies, will they be able to takeoff or will they stay grounded. Like […]

Reptilian reportage

IP Komodo may have a forked tongue, but he speaks the IP truth! He has trawled this weeks China IP news and the hottest topic appears to be sightings of IP Dragon, with fiery tongue, sighted in the vicinity and very unamused by IP Komodo’s blogjacking. IP Komodo may need to beat a hasty return […]

China’s global patent docket

The People’s Daily reports that in 2010 China filed 6,552 invention patent applications at the USPTO, 2,049 at the European Patent Office, 1,001 at the Japan Patent Office and 496 at the Korean Intellectual Property Office. IP Komodo had some research done a while back on Asian emerging markets which showed that China was consistently […]

Patents in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has for many years had only a deposit-type patent system. Applicants re-register patents covering China or the UK, (including European Patents designating UK) and they are granted without substantive examination. It is a simple and cheap 2 step process. But there is a growing call for change from Hong Kong business. In the […]

China Higher and Higher in PCT Applications’ Heaven

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published statistics of the number of Patent Convention Treaty (international patent) applications worldwide. China’s PCT applications from 2008 to 2009 rose an estimated 29.7%, to 7,946 applications, estimated for 2009. The top PCT applicants of 2009 include two Chinese providers of telecommunication and network solutions: Rank 2: Huawei Technologies […]

China’s Protectionism Promotes Chinese Patents

IP Dragon’s friend Peter Ollier of Managing Intellectual Property reports about the ‘Instructions for National Indigenous Innovation Product Application Procedures’, promulgated by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Center for Science and Technology in September 2009. See Mr Ollier’s MIP article here. In the Third Amendment to China’s Patent Law of 2008, […]

Professor Llewelyn Asks Rhetorical Question About IPRs: “Too Important to Leave to the Lawyers?”

Tonight, IP Dragon is looking forward to attend the lecture of Professor David Llewelyn about the relevancy of Intellectual Property Rights for everybody. “As Premier Wen Jiabao has been saying since 2004, world competition in the 21st century will revolve around competition for intellectual property rights (IPRs). But what are these rights, what can you […]

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 […]