Effective Patents of Chinese Enterprises Increase More than 22% in 2021


Patents held by Chinese enterprises saw a sharp rise in 2021, amidst a push for greater funding of innovative small tech businesses by the central government.

Figures from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) indicate that as of the end of 2021 Chinese enterprises held a total of 1.908 million effective patents, for an increase of 22.6% compared to the previous year.

The number of enterprises within China that are holders of effective patents totalled around 298,000, for an increase of 52,000 compared to 2020.

Hi-tech enterprises in China held 1.213 million effective patents, accounting for 63.6% of the total.