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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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  • Prud'homme, Dan, 2013. "Measuring, Explaining and Addressing Patent Quality Issues in China," MPRA Paper 51714, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • 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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    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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