Recently, SIPO published data of patents in the first three quarters of 2015. In the first three quarters of 2015, China received 1.876 million applications of the three kinds of patents, up 22.0%. Among them, 709,000 were invention patent applications, up 21.7%; 779,000 were utility model patent applications, up 33.6%; 388,000 were design patent applications, up 4.4%, respectively were 37.8%, 41.5% and 20.7% of the total.
In all the invention patent applications, 610,000 were from domestic, up 24.9%; 99,000 were from overseas, up 5.1%. In the domestic invention patent applications, 492,000 were service applications, accounted for 80.7%; 118,000 were non-service applications, accounted for 19.3%.
In the first three quarters of 2015, SIPO granted 1.176 million patents of all the three kinds, up 25.8%. Among them, 248,000 were invention patents, up 46.0%; 599,000 were utility model patents, up 18.9%; 329,000 were design patents, up 26.1%.
In all the invention patents granted by SIPO, 181,000 were domestic, up 52.5%; 67,000 were from overseas, up 31.1%. In the domestic invention patents, 164,000 were service invention patents, accounted for 90.6%; 17,000 were not service invention patents, accounted for 9.4%.
According to official from SIPO, there were three characteristics in the data. Firstly, the quantity of patent applications was growing rapidly, especially the growth rate of invention patents were up 9.5 percent than last year. Secondly, invention patents granted got a high growth rate of nearly 50%, while the rates of utility model patents and design patents were both higher than invention patents. Thirdly, the proportion of domestic service invention patents applications provided a stable level of over 80%, and the proportion of service invention patents granted in domestic patents was over 90%.