Fu Shaoming, director of Foxconn's Intellectual Property Management Department, believes that many of China's so-called new and practical patents are actually useless and 90% of them should be canceled. Fu's remark has caused a big stir in China, for relevant statistics show that the country has as many as 161366 practical and new patents in 2006 alone.Source: China Tech News
Practical and new patents cover one of the three main categories (the other two kinds of patents are inventions and outlook designs) of patents and it refers to new technological solutions that are suitable for product shapes, structures and combinations.
Foxconn claims 90% of Chinese patents are useless
Posted on Saturday, Dec 08 2007 @ 17:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Foxconn representatives made some surprising claims at the Innovative National Construction and Intellectual Property Symposium - they claimed that 90% of China's new patents are useless and should be canceled: