Implementation of IP strategy
Ma spoke on the press conference that Guangdong had 278,300 patent application and 179,900 grants in 2014. The amount of PCT international patent applications reached 13,300, accounting for more than half of the national total. Furthermore, the dominant position on innovation of enterprises in Guangdong was further strengthened. The published PCT international patent applications by Huawei Technology Corporation and ZTE Corporation ranked the first and third world wide respectively.
According to the report, the provincial Intellectual Property Strategy Outline was further implemented in 2014. Foshan and Zhongshan joined the new batch of qualified national intellectual property rights demonstration citeds, Maoming was awarded the national intellectual property pilot city, Nanhai district, Foshan city, was awarded demonstration county (district) in the State intellectual Property Office’s projecte of building strong IP county (district)
IPR protection become a major concern of corporation since Hu Chunhua, Secretary of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee, emphasized implementing innovation strategy to achieve industrial transformation on January 15. Later at the opening of 2015 Guangdong legislative and political advisory Sessions on February 9, Guangdong’s governor, Zhu Xiaodan, also revealed on the government work report that “Guangdong needs to adjust itself to the “New Normal” of transforming the traditional economic structure to innovation-based structure, to achieve the harmony and healthy growth of economy and society.”
Two days after the conference, Guangdong government issued a “Guideline” to boost the provincial hi-tech innovation, which first introduced many strategies to encourage public creators. Innovation and intellectual property rights have became key words of this year’s economy development of Guangdong.