National Intellectual Property Administration

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Patents granted to Chinese and foreign inventors between 2002–2013.

The National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA; Chinese: 国家知识产权局), also known as the Chinese Patent Office, is the patent office of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It was founded in 1980, as the Patent Office of the People's Republic of China, before changing its name to "State Intellectual Property Office" (SIPO), and then to "National Intellectual Property Administration".[1] It is responsible "for patent work and comprehensively coordination of the foreign related affairs in the field of intellectual property".[2]

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