According to China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), the Chinese sewing machinery industry applied for 7,326 patents in 2020 – which is an increase of 29.77 per cent on a Y-o-Y basis.
Of all these applications, patent for invention makes up 25.39 per cent (1,860), novel practical patent shares 60.66 per cent (4,444) and patent for appearance design contributes 13.95 per cent (1,022).
518 pieces of patents for invention were newly granted in 2020 of all the files patents.
It’s worth noting here that, during the 13th five-year plan (2016-2020), the sewing machinery industry of the country applied 25,835 pieces of patents – 60.95 per cent higher than that during the 12th five-year plan (2011-2015).
In particular, there are 7,777 pieces of patents for invention, which have grown by over 82 per cent in just 5 years.
According to the data, Chinese enterprises have invested more than 4 per cent of their sales into research and development, and some leading companies even have applied over a hundred pieces of patents in a single year.
The enterprises have made noticeable achievements in terms of intellectual property, significantly improved their strength in innovation and mastered dozens of core technologies having a broad influence on the enhancement of competitiveness across the sector, all of which have given momentum to the grand blueprint of the 14th five-year plan – stated CNIPA.