China’s State Council on October 28 publicized the Road Map for the Protection and Application of Intellectual Property Rights under the 14th Five-Year Plan (《“十四五”国家知识产权保护和运用规划》).
Some quantitative goals to achieve by 2025 are listed as key indicators:
1. The amount of high-value patents owned by every 10,000 Chinese nationals is expected to grow to 12 by 2025 from 6.3 in 2020.
2. The amount of patents licensed by other countries is expected to grow to 90,000 by 2025 from 40,000 in 2020.
3. The amount of IP pledge financing is expected to grow to 320 billion yuan by 2025 from 218 billion yuan in 2020.
4. The amount of revenue of trade in IP imports and exports is expected to grow to 350 billion yuan by 2025 from 319.44 billion yuan in 2020.
5. The percentage of the growth of the patent-heavy industries in that of the GDP is expected to grow to 13% by 2025 from 11.6% in 2020.
6. The percentage of the growth of the copyright-related industries in that of the GDP is expected to grow to 7.5% by 2025 from 7.39% in 2020.
7. The social satisfaction metric about IP protection is expected to grow to 82% by 2025 from 80.05% in 2020.
8. The percentage of the civil cases on IP infringement closed at courts of first instance is expected to be 80% by 2025.
And quantitative goals are also set for the optimization efforts that the government agencies in charge of patent and trademark issues will go through:
1. The prosecution of a patent for an invention shall be shortened to no more than 15 months in length.
2. The invalidation of a patent shall be shortened to no more than 6 months in length.
3. The proceeding of trademark modification and renewal shall be shortened to no more than 15 days in length.
4. The first-time prosecution of trademark assignment shall be shortened to no more than 1 month in length.
5. The review of a refused trademark application shall be shortened to no more than 5.5 months in length.
6. The opposition proceeding of a trademark shall be further shortened in length.
The full text is available here.