Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Patently Obvious

If the current rate of progress is maintained, China will become the number one nation for obtaining patents by 2012. China currently lies 3rd behind only the USA and Japan.

China's patent law was passed only in 1985 so the rate of development has been impressive ... for a country that was always characterised - even caricatured - as being a technology and idea copier, not an innovator.

Clearly China's creative productivity has been rising steadily.

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