A patent based evaluation of technological innovation capability in eight economic regions in PR China

Y. Chen, Z. Yang, F. Shu, Z. Hu, M. Meyer, S. Bhattacharya

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One important indicator of technology innovation capability is the numbers of patents. This paper analyzes the application activities of Chinese patents in the eight economic regions of PR China, covering a time period of 1999–2004. The analysis was classified based on organizations types, subject areas, cooperation and technology distribution. This paper also discusses the relationship between GDP, R&D and the Chinese patent applications in various regions and different organizations.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)104-110
JournalWorld Patent Information
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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