In 2017, Hubei province filed 110,234 patent applications, up 15.84%. There were 51,569 invention patent applications, up 17.77%.
As of the end of 2017, Shanghai was in possession of 100,400 valid invention patents, up 18.1%. The invention patent ownership for per ten thousand people reached 41.5, remaining at No.2 in the country.
As of the end of 2017, Hebei province was in possession of 370,000 valid registered trademarks, up 15%.
As shown by recently released "2017 China Patent Census", 10.7% surveyed patentees encounter patent infringement, down 7.4% from last year.
China's booming start-up scene has become as much a feature of its top-tier cities as traffic and smog. There are plenty of homegrown success stories to inspire them. Where Chinese youth once worshipped at the altar of Steve Jobs, now they look to emulate Jack Ma, Robin Li, and Lei Jun, the founders of e-commerce firm Alibaba, the search engine Baidu, and the phone manufacturer Xiaomi.
——How China's Tech Revolution Threatens Silicon Valley, by The Atlantic
China is home to passionate entrepreneurship. Every burgeoning company depends on lots of innovative talents with dreams. Only when we constantly deepen the reform of talent development system, optimize intellectual property system and motivate them from business operation can we keep innovative talents float.