According to statistics, in the first five months in 2018, 216 combined applications of invention patents, utility model and designs were filed in Kashgar, Xinjiang, including 22 invention patents, 151 utility model patents and 42 design patents.
As of July this year, 34 GI trademarks have been licensed to 332 enterprises and agricultural specialties in Guangyuan City, Sichuan province, which have achieved good economic returns.
Recently, 428 innovation and start-up projects were approved for attending the 7th China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and the 4th “Kechuang Cup” Competition in Hainan Province. More than 68% of projects were mobile internet ones.
The number of patent agencies increased from 24 at the end of 2015 to currently 41 in Jiangxi province, and 55.9% of patent applications were handled by those agencies since the province was approved to be the pilot province in 2016. The E-filing rate was 99.99%.
Like Alphabet in the U.S., Baidu is also working on a host of other technologies. Employees now have the option of registering their faces, which they can use to get through security checkpoints and even pay for things like lunch or items at vending machines. Meanwhile, a small park on its campus is used to try out autonomous vehicles. This week, Baidu announced it will work with BYD — China's leading electric car maker, which is backed by Warren Buffett — to reach mass production of autonomous cars within three years.
——Baidu works on a host of other technologies, CNBC
In recent years, Baidu's progress in scientific research and innovation has been remarkable. Many Chinese enterprises such as Baidu keep a foothold in the world through independent innovation, due to the favorable innovation environment which benefits by China's in-depth implementation of the national intellectual property strategy.