Recently, the 2017 Work Conference on Scientific Innovation and IPR was held in Changchun. Bai Xugui, deputy mayor of Chagnchun, attended the conference and Ma Changshan, deputy secretary general of Changchun Municipal People’s Government, presided over the conference. Sun Guoqing, director of Changchun Intellectual Property Office, delivered a report entitled Accelerating the Implementation of the Strategy of Innovation-Driving Development to Provide Scientific Support to Build Changchun as a Regional Center in Northeast Asia.

Sun deployed the IPR work priority in 2017. He pointed out that it was necessary to implement the followings: 1)strengthening patent supports to enterprises through granting patent application fees’ subsidies to scientific enterprises in Changchun, providing allowances to “little giant” enterprises that needed to pay invention patent annual fees and scientific enterprises that purchased related patent and IPR insurances; 2)navigating industrial developments for the government and enterprises through organizing key industrial patent navigation work and strengthening the function of the patent navigation database and three patent alerting databases of three major pillar industries and six strategic emerging industries; 3)purifying the market environment through organizing IPR protection and assistance work, strengthening rights protection center construction and improving specific implementation and exhibition and e-commerce enforcement.

It was reported that the IPR exemplary city construction work in Changchun obtained remarkable achievements. The number of patent and invention patent applications reached 13,327 and 5,801 respectively. Changchun Intellectual Property Office was recognized as the “National Advanced Group for IPR Talents and Work” and its department of patent management was honored as the “National Advanced Unit for Patent System”.

Related staff working on IPR from districts, counties, development zones as well as universities and high-tech enterprises attended the conference.

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