At the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs this afternoon, a reporter asked: on January 22, the State Intellectual Property Office said that China will license 530000 invention patents in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 17.1%. Can China introduce the significance of the above figures?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that as for the details of the regular press conference held by the State Intellectual Property Office in the first quarter, the competent department has released the news and suggested that journalists can consult it when they ask questions.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been hit by China’s new pneumonia epidemic, Zhao Lijian said. This is a microcosm of the continuous improvement of the quality and efficiency of China’s intellectual property rights, which confirms the effectiveness of China in the protection of intellectual property rights, and shows that China is transforming from a big country in the introduction of intellectual property rights to a big country in the creation of intellectual property rights.
Zhao Lijian said that the Chinese government adheres to putting scientific and technological innovation at the core of the overall situation of national development, vigorously implements the innovation driven development strategy and intellectual property strategy, and constantly strengthens scientific and technological innovation and intellectual property protection. At present, with China entering a new stage of development, we are vigorously implementing the new development concept and actively building a new development pattern, which is inseparable from the strong support of intellectual property rights. As president Xi Jinping has pointed out, no country can become an independent innovation center, or exclusive innovation. Innovation should benefit the world, not become a treasure buried in the cave. China is willing to work with other countries to continue to strengthen scientific and technological innovation and cooperation, actively participate in global intellectual property governance, and make greater contributions to the balanced, inclusive and sustainable development of global intellectual property.