The Status Quo of the National Patent Agency Industry (2019) shows that the development of China’s patent agency industry is showing great momentum
The recently released The Status Quo of the National Patent Agency Industry (2019) by the CNIPA, summarized and analyzed Chinese patent agencies, the qualification examinations for patent agents, the 2019 patent agency reform pilot and the industry supervision situation is analyzed.
In 2019, 524 new patent agencies were approved. By the end of 2019, there were 2,691 patent agencies in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions), of which 211 patent agencies have been established for more than 20 years, showing their focus on brand building and pursuit for long-term development.
In 2019, a total of 5381 people passed the national examination for patent attorney qualification. By the end of 2019, the number of certificated patent attorneys nationwide reached 47,918. In 2019, 1524 new practicing patent attorneys were added, with an annual growth rate of 8.1%. The number of practicing patent attorneys reached 20,192.
China’s patent agency industry continues to maintain a good development trend of gradual growth in scale, continuous improvement of service capabilities, continuous expansion of service scope, and more complete operation system.
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