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Dyson’s China claims questioned

Emma Barraclough, London


UK inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson claimed this week that China favours local companies when it grants patents, issuing them with IP rights up to five times faster than foreign applicants. But is he right?

Dyson’s comments appeared in The Guardian, ahead of an IP symposium organised by the Chinese and UK governments in London this week. He is quoted as saying that the Chinese applications take less than a year, while it can take...


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