209,000 patents for inventions OK’d
A total of 209,000 patents for inventions were issued in the first half of this year, according to the State Intellectual Property Office on Thursday. As of the end of June, the Chinese mainland held more than 1.22 million patents for inventions. A total of 565,000 patent applications were handled. In addition, 15,411 patent disputes and infringement cases were resolved in China in the same period, up 23.3 percent year-on-year, according to the office, a 6.1percent rise year-on-year.