The CNIPA recently conducted searches to evaluate the patent protection and utilization in 2018. The result turned out that 10.6% of patentees encountered patent infringement in 2018, lowest since 2012. About 2.1% of patentees were engaged in patent infringement litigation, and 71.1% of plaintiffs obtained compensation, up 9.3% year on year. In terms of patent utilization, the implementation and industrialization rate of China's valid invention patents were 48.6% and 32.3% respectively in 2018. 79.7% of company patentees believed patent was indispensable for them to gain ground or stay ahead in their line of business.

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