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US inventors/applications appear to be cautiously extending the number of patent applications they are filing in China.

BEIJING, Feb. 15 (Xinhuanet) — The amount of U.S. patent applications to China reached 20,395 in 2005, a year-on-year increase of 30 percent, Li Yuguang, deputy director of State Intellectual Property Offices (SIPO) said.

Li said the United States ranks second in the amount of patent applications by foreign businesses to China in 2005, only next to Japan.

“This shows the U.S. business circles confide in China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, especially in the establishment and implementation of the patent system,” Li stressed at the China-US Business Forum.

In July 2005, top Chinese and US trade officials reached a consensus on IPR protection. The two sides agreed to set up cooperation mechanisms on cross-border prosecutions for IPR violations and on the protection of movie copyrights.

“China and the United States realized the influence of intellectual property rights to bilateral economic progress after China’s entry to the World Trade Organization,” he said, adding the two countries need to know the disparity of the intellectual property system and the difference of historical development as well as cultural difference of the two sides.

The first U.S. patent system was established as early as 1641 but China’s intellectual property system only has a history of over 20 years with China’s Patent Law set in 1984, he said, addingChina will learn more from the U.S. in this regard.

In 2005, total patent applications for inventions stood at 173,327 in China and 406,302 in the United States, official statistics show. Meanwhile, authorized patents are 53,305 in China and 165,485 in the United States.

“Among all the authorized patents in China last year, the domestic patents exceeded the foreign ones with 20,705 for domestic patents and 32,600 for the foreign ones,” Li said.

China prosecuted 2,991 intellectual property rights related crimes in 2005, which involved 2.06 billion yuan (251 million US dollars), according to the Ministry of Public Security on Nov. 15.

Li also said the SIPO director will visit the United States and discuss bilateral cooperation in IPR protection at the invitation its US counterpart on Feb. 22, 2006. Enditem

Xinhua – English.


DC On Film Row

About DC on Film Row

DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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