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Chinese in-house counsel: China needs to improve quality of patents

Karry Lai, Hong Kong

SIPO’s stats for the first half of 2018 highlight growth in patent filings but practitioners are concerned about quality

SIPO has released stats on patents for the first half of 2018. Although the quantity of filings has increased year on year, Chinese IP practitioners are concerned about the quality of patents, especially in light of recently lowered patent fees.

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