Xinhua news agency, Beijing, December 1 (reporter Zhang Quan) innovation is the first driving force to lead development, and the protection of intellectual property rights is the protection of innovation. In recent years, China has strengthened the protection of intellectual property rights with unprecedented strength, which has promoted the overall improvement of innovation vitality, and the "whole chain" of intellectual property creation, protection and application has risen comprehensively.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, China has promoted a series of reforms, issued a series of major policies, actions and plans, implemented a strict intellectual property protection system, and resolutely punished violations of legitimate rights and interests, especially intellectual property rights. In 2019, the overall score of China's intellectual property protection social satisfaction is 78.98, which is 15.29 points higher than that in 2012, which greatly stimulates innovation vitality.
By the end of June 2020, the effective number of invention patents in China (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) has reached 1.996 million. In the first 10 months of this year, the number of invention patent applications in China and the number of PCT international patent applications accepted in China increased against the trend under the influence of the epidemic. In 2018, the added value of China's patent intensive industries reached 10.71 trillion yuan, accounting for 11.6% of the GDP of that year, and the contribution rate to GDP growth reached 15.7%, which strongly promoted the industrial transformation and upgrading.
At present, China's intellectual property work is changing from quantity growth to quality improvement. According to the opinions on strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights issued by the central office and the State Council, China has continuously reformed and improved the intellectual property protection system, comprehensively used legal, administrative, economic, technological and social governance means to strengthen protection, and promote the overall improvement of protection capacity and level.
"High quality economic development is inseparable from the strong support of intellectual property rights." In 2035, the director general of the State Intellectual Property Protection Bureau is working out a higher level of intellectual property protection, and the intellectual property protection bureau is working out a higher level of intellectual property protection in China.