Recently, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
issued 2015 Global Innovation Index Report. The report shows that
mainland China ranked the list of 29 with 47.47 points, the same as
that of last year, while ranking first in upper middle income
According to statistics, China received 928,000 patent
applications in 2014, ranking first in the world for four
consecutive years; accepted 2,285,400 applications for trademark
registration, having been ranking the first for 13 consecutive
years. While China ranks the 29th of the Global Innovation Index
Report, which obviously does not match with the above-mentioned IP
achievement of China. It addresses the challenge for China to
innovate, as leading the filing number is not China's goal;
improving innovation quality becomes their top priority.
Nevertheless, the report also suggests China's improvement
in innovation quality, the country outperformed most of the
developing countries and topped in the indexes of talent
cultivation, innovation environment, market maturity, commercial
maturity, knowledge and technology innovation output among these
countries. Many in the industry believes it's a reflection of
China's transform from 'innovation quantity' to
'innovation quality'. (Source: China Intellectual Property
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