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Measuring, Explaining and Addressing Patent Quality Issues in China

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  • Prud'homme, Dan

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Although China became the world's leading patent filer in 2011, patent quality is still a serious issue in the country. This article first provides a statistical snapshot of this situation and then discusses how China's network of patent-related policies and practices in certain cases actually contributes to this problem and hampers innovation. The article also looks at the negative consequences of poor patent quality, paying special attention to the impacts on foreign companies in China.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51714.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2013
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Publication status: Published in Intellectual Asset Management March/April 2013.58(2013): pp. 41-47
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:51714

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Keywords: patent quality; patent quality metrics; China's patent policy; China's innovation policy; indigenous intellectual property rights;

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