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China announces 10-year patent plan

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

The Chinese government has published a 10-year patent strategy to encourage filing and commercialisation and improve coordination with national policies

SIPO released the National Patent Business Development Strategy on November 11. It is designed to run from 2011 to 2020.

"Patents are playing an increasingly important role in boosting the national economy," said SIPO vice-commissioner Gan Shaoning.

This patent strategy...

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