In the just-concluded special campaign on combating against Internet piracy, copyright enforcement departments at various levels along with departments of network information, communications and public security aimed to root out piracy in many fields, removing 1.1 million piracy links, seizing 10.75 million pirated products and tracking down 450 Internet piracy cases.
In 2019, loans secured through pledging patents as collaterals exceeded 1 billion yuan (exact number: 1.222 billion yuan) for the first time in Jiangxi, up 35.3%. A total of 98 deals of this kind were materialized, up 53%.
According to the Hebei Administration for Market Regulation, in 2019, six companies in Hebei Province joined the club of national IP model companies; 31 becoming an IP elite company; 44 geographical indication trademarks and 57,800 patents were also granted to the province; two patents were awarded the Gold Medal in the 21st China Patent Award.
According to the Kunshan Administration for Market Regulation in Jiangsu Province, the total number of IP business transactions in the city logged at 206.78 million yuan, with a loan of 137 million yuan by pledging patents, 7.55 million yuan by licensing patents, 62 million yuan by converting patents into shares and 230,000 yuan by trading patents.
WeRide, a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, said on Friday it has become the first autonomous company to start fully driverless vehicle testing in China, as the world's biggest auto market accelerates development of autonomous technologies. WeRide said it will use a remote centre to take control of their vehicles if needed. WeRide is pursuing a level 4 autonomous standard, in which the car can handle all aspects of driving in most circumstances with no human intervention.
——China's autonomous vehicle company WeRide starts driverless testing, by Reuters
WeRide is committed to advancing innovative auto technologies development and strengthening IP portfolio to promote China's development in autonomous field. Its start in driverless vehicle testing in China demonstrates its innovative competence.