Patent Award

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK SOCIETY -

The China Na­tional In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Ad­min­is­tra­tion (CNIPA) an­nounced the names of the re­cip­i­ents of the 20th China Patent Award, the na­tion’s top award for patents, on De­cem­ber 25, 2018.

Al­to­gether 40 patents, in­clud­ing 30 for in­ven­tion and util­ity mod­els and 10 for in­dus­trial de­signs, won the gold.

As of the end of 2017, prod­ucts and projects re­lated to the 40 gold award win­ners had cre­ated 83.5 bil­lion yuan ($12 bil­lion) of sales rev­enue, 13.9 bil­lion yuan ($2 bil­lion) in profit and 18.6 bil­lion yuan ($2.7 bil­lion) in ex­ports.

More than 60 patents won the sil­ver, which was in­tro­duced for the first time to en­cour­age more patent hold­ers.

Shen Changyu, head of CNIPA, said China will con­tinue to sup­port higher-qual­ity and high-value patents.

The China Patent Award is coor­ga­nized by CNIPA and the World In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Or­ga­ni­za­tion. More than 6,000 patents have been hon­ored since it was es­tab­lished in 1989. tin­ued to grow for decades, a slow decline started in 2015, the re­port said. While the num­ber of el­derly mi­grants has kept grow­ing, the num­ber of child mi­grants dropped in the past few years.

The mov­ing pop­u­la­tion has gen­er­ated de­mo­graphic div­i­dends dur­ing the past decades, as a large amount of sur­plus la­bor from ru­ral ar­eas moved into cities to cre­ate wealth for both their own fam­i­lies and so­ci­ety.

The re­port showed that more of the mi­grant pop­u­la­tion have shifted from the pri­mary in­dus­try to the ser­vice sec­tor since 1978.

In 1978, 70.5 per­cent of the mi­grant pop­u­la­tion worked in the pri­mary in­dus­try, while only 12.2 per­cent were in the ser­vice in­dus­try. In 2016, 27.7 per­cent worked in the pri­mary in­dus­try and 43.5 per­cent in

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