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Chinese Patent Filings Show Uptick in January 2020

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently released January 2020 intellectual property  statistics. There were 165,000 invention patent applications filed; 301,000 utility model patent applications filed; and 67,000 design patents filed.  Annualized, the invention patent statistics would indicate a 41% increase over 2019, in which 1.401 million invention patent applications were filed. However, this uptick is unlikely to continue due to COVID-19 related business closures in February 2020.

CNIPA also granted 28,000 invention patents; 126,000 utility model patents; and 57,000 design patents in January 2020.

On the trademark side, there were 779,000 filings in January 2020.


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Aaron Wininger IP Attorney China Portfolio Development
Director of China Intellectual Property Law Practice Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Aaron Wininger is a Senior Attorney and Schwegman’s Director of China Intellectual Property. Aaron counsels both U.S. and Chinese companies on portfolio development and preparation of their patent applications and office action responses. He has worked with clients in the areas of software, networks (wired and wireless), lasers, medical devices, semiconductors and physics.

Aaron prosecutes both Chinese and U.S. trademarks. He has also drafted and prosecuted hundreds of U.S. and international patent applications in a broad spectrum of areas, including computer hardware and software,...