Regulations on Reducing Patent Fees to Come into Force on September 1st

The regulations on Reducing Patent Fees jointly issued by the Ministry of Finance and National Development and Reform Commission would come into force on September 1st this year. According to the roughly calculation by the Ministry of Finance, the patent fee would be reduced by about 4.1 billion yuan every year after implementation of the opinion. The regulations were formulated to implement the State Council's opinions on accelerating building China into IP power house, better support the development of patent work and reduce the burden on companies an…

China Issues 13th Five-Year Plan on Scientific and Technological Innovation

Recently, the 13th Five-Year Plan on national innovative development plan was issued by the State Council of China, depicting the scientific and technological innovation development of China in next five years. According to the plan, the comprehensive ability of innovation would rank the 15th place in the world. The S&T and innovation policy would continue improving. The IPR would be effectively protected. Among the major indexes, by 2020, the contributing percentage of science and technology would increase from 55.3% to 60%. The number of invention patent owned by per 10,000 heads would incre…

Shaanxi: Training Course on IPR for Travel Railway Held

Hosted by the Shaanxi ProvincialDevelopment and Reform Commission and the Intellectual Property Office ofShaanxi, a training course on IPR for travel railway was held successfully atXi'an recently. The development of travel railway industryis an important measure taken by the Shaanxi Province for the promotion ofoverall innovation in Shaanxi, cultivation of new economic growth point andbuilding of an economic upgrading version of Shaanxi. Focusing on the potentialproblems that might be encountered during the implementation of travel railwayprojects, experts attending the course gave a compreh…