At the turning of the new year, Beijing Key Industry IP
Operations Fund and Sichuan IP Operations Fund, jointly funded by
Chinese central and local governments for first time which were
established separately with 1 billion yuan and 700 million yuan.
Experts said that intellectual property operations fund is new wave
of emerging knowledge-based economy, which is like financial
"wings" for intellectual property, will bring new
development of intellectual property.
Beijing Key Industry IP Operations Fund with 1 billion yuan
planned is the largest IP operations fund in domestic. According to
an official from Beijing Intellectual Property Office, this fund
was set up with limited partnership, with the duration of 10 years
and planed size of 1 billion yuan. Currently, the first 400 million
yuan has been subscribed, of which three fiscal system of central
government, Beijing Municipal Government and Zhongguancun Park
Administrative Committee invested 95 million yuan as guidance
funds, which will guide 305 million yuan invested by key industrial
enterprises, intellectual property services and investment
Sichuan Intellectual Property Operations Fund, with the
total size of 700 million yuan, was set up in the form of "1 +
3 + N" mode, namely, 100 million yuan invested by Sichuan
Province government, 70 million yuan was jointly invested by
government of Chengdu, Deyang and Mianyang. Under this mode, the
fund was also invested by other IP advanced companies and
intellectual property services companies, banks and investment
institutions in Sichuan province. Now initial 280 million yuan has
Two funds will focus on the intellectual property of existing core
technologies and patents of cutting-edge technology with industry
prospects for nearly coming time. Among them, the first phase of
investment by Beijing Key Industry IP Operations Fund will focus on
mobile Internet and bio-pharmaceutical industries, mainly start-ups
or growing enterprises which have core patents and patent portfolio
of high value, good market prospects and high growth, or
intellectual property operation institutions with the appropriate
characteristics of industries; Sichuan IP operations Fund will
invest in IP operation enterprises with strong IPR and cultivation
and operations of high-value patent portfolio, major foreign IPR
disputes and defensive acquisitions, international standards making
involving patent, industrial patents navigation, industry
intellectual property alliance construction, industrial core
technology patent transformation and industrialization, etc.
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