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Ceremony for the 20th China Patent Award Held in Beijing

 Source: China IP News

On December 25, ceremony for the 20th China Patent Award, co-organized by China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was held in Beijing. CNIPA Commissioner Shen Changyu attended the ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.

Shen congratulated the award-winning organizations and individuals. He pointed out that the award selection process is an important way to promote high-quality development of patents, demonstrating sufficiently the quality focus, pursuit and efficiency of China's intellectual property undertaking. This year, patent work in China has made new achievements, including the submission of the draft amendment of the Patent Law to the NPC Standing Committee for approval and the newly revised Patent Representation Regulations and constant improvement of patent examination efficiency, more strict patent protection measures, rapid realization of patent use benefit and more profound international cooperation. Standing at a new starting point, CNIPA will earnestly implement patent quality improvement project, speed up to form a target system, policy system, statistical system and appraisal system of high-quality development of patents, resolutely curb the low-quality application and crack down on abnormal application, making sure to build a sound environment of high-quality development. We should make full use of the exemplary function of the awarded projects to inspire businesses, colleges and universities and research institutions to strengthen IP creation of key technologies and create more high value patent portfolios, stimulating to support innovation-driven development and opening-up at a high level.

Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, sent his congratulations via video. He said that the establishment of the China Patent Award makes for technological innovation and industrial development, thus powerfully promoting China's innovative development. During 40 years' of reform and opening up, China's intellectual property undertaking has made remarkable achievements. WIPO will further deepen cooperation with CNIPA, safeguard multilateralism and facilitate prosperous development.

At the ceremony, CNIPA commissioner Shen Changeyu, deputy commissioners He Hua, He Zhimin and Zhang Maoyu and head of China Office of WIPO jointly awarded the winners. Selected gold award winners, Peng Suping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and professor of China University of Minning (Beijing); Dong Mingzhu, chairman and president of Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai; Du Jianli, chairman of Runkun (Shanghai) Optical Technology co., LTD; Zhang Peiheng, engineer-in-chief of department of system structure of institute of computer science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, shared their thoughts after picking up the prizes. 

The 30 patent gold awards, 10 design gold awards, 59 patent silver awards, 15 design silver awards, 695 patent awards of excellence and 61 design awards of excellence were culled from 2,281 candidate projects. According to the statistics, from the dates of their commercialization to the end of 2017, the 40 gold awards generated new sales revenue of 83.5 billion yuan with new profits of 13.9 billion yuan and new export sales revenue of 18.6 billion yuan. 

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