China's patent applications increase

Added On March 14, 2019

The European Patent Office (EPO) Annual Report for 2018 announced that China's Patent applications grew by 8.8 percent in 2018, to more than 9,400 cases, which is the largest number received so far.
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According to the report, Huawei was the most active applicant in digital communication, and No.2 among all companies in all technology fields last year.
In 2018, twenty percent of all patent applications in digital communication at the EPO came from China, making China the second largest applicant in that field.
With 62 percent growth, biotechnology became the fastest growing field in China in 2018, followed by organic fine chemistry and medical technology, which both registered a growth of 32 percent.