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.
The country's leading search engine Baidu has open-sourced an AI model to detect people not wearing face masks. The companies said it had trained the model on more than 100,000 images to achieve prediction accuracy of 96.5%. As many factories and businesses in China have resumed work after the Lunar New Year holiday, it's important for companies to identify people not wearing masks to limit the spread of the virus.
——Baidu open sources AI to identify people without face masks, The Next Web
In recent years, Baidu has developed plenty of face detection models and protected its innovation achievements through a meticulous IP strategy. The open-sourced decision made by the company will help curb the spread of the virus.