Mr Wild observes that according to SIPO's statistics the first half of 2009 show that Chinese domestic companies filed more invention patents than foreign companies. In 2007 only 1 percent of all Chinese companies filed any patent. That is 99 percent to go. Mr Wild: "Can you imagine the numbers involved when, say, 10% of them are making use of the patent system?"
Yes, an exciting era has started.
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