Measuring, Explaining and Addressing Patent Quality Issues in China

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Vol. 58, pp 41-17, March/April 2013

7 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2013

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Dan Prud'homme

EMLV Business School Paris; Duke Kunshan University

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: patent quality, patent quality metrics, China's patent policy, China's innovation policy, Dan Prud'homme, indigenous intellectual property rights

JEL Classification: K29, 025, 030, 031, 033, 034, 038

Suggested Citation

Prud'homme, Dan, Measuring, Explaining and Addressing Patent Quality Issues in China (March 1, 2013). Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Vol. 58, pp 41-17, March/April 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279839

Dan Prud'homme (Contact Author)

EMLV Business School Paris ( email )

Paris
France

Duke Kunshan University ( email )

No. 8 Duke Avenue
Kunshan, Jiangsu 215316
China

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