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Pudong speeds up patent approval process for inventions

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2019-01-09

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A nighttime view of Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai [Photo/VCG]

Pudong New Area of Shanghai has built itself into a center of intellectual property rights protection with the authorization period for invention patents being drastically shortened from three years to around three months, according a recent announcement from the intellectual property protection center in the district.

The China (Pudong) Intellectual Property Protection Center, since being launched in last February, has provided speedy review, verification and rights protection services for enterprises mainly in the fields of high-end equipment and biomedicine, helping innovative enterprises obtain patent authorization faster and assisting strategic industries to seize opportunities in the international market.

To date, more than 300 companies have been listed in the center's quick review system, 80 percent of which are private companies.

"This is the most efficient policy I have ever seen related to this," said Zhang Dianli, president of Flyingwings Robotics Technology Co, a leading intelligent robot service provider in Shanghai.

He noted that the company went through the reviewing process and attained the patent within three months after filing, which not only protects the company's inventions and innovation, but also is conducive to the company competing in the international market.

The authorization period for practical patents has also shortened from eight months to one month, and design patents from six months to one week. 

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