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China's Invention Patent Applications up 26.3 pct

  China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) said Wednesday that the country accepted 2,377,000 patent applications, including Patent, Utility Model and Design application, up 15.9% over the previous year; SIPO granted 1,313,000 patent applications, up 4.6% over the previous year. And 825,000 invention patent applications were accepted in 2013, up 26.3 percent year on year.

     Shen Changyu, head of the SIPO, said the office concluded 355,000 patent applications and authorized 208,000 last year.

     The country strengthened protecting of intellectual property and handled 16,227 related cases, up 79.8 percent year on year, of which 5,056 cases were patent disputes, Shen said.

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