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
Date Written: March 1, 2013
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
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