Notice on Release of the 2018 National Work Plan on Dissemination and Use of Patent Information

No. SIPO 〔2018〕384

Date: June 15, 2018

The IP Offices of different provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corp.,

In order to further carry out Several Opinions of the State Council on Accelerating an IP Powerful Country under the New Situation and solidly promote the work on dissemination and use of patent information as approved by the SIPO, now the 2018 National Work Plan on Dissemination and Use of Patent Information is hereby released for your implementation.

SIPO General Office

June 15, 2018

The 2018 National Work Plan on Dissemination and Use of Patent Information

I. General Objective

To deepen the construction of an IP powerful country, promote the continuous establishment of work system for dissemination and use of patent information, optimize the deployment and expand the coverage of work on dissemination and use of patent information, guide the innovators in improving their capabilities of patent information use and high-quality innovation through different channels, with a focus on promoting the team building of patent information talents, enrich the services about patent information, boost the application of innovation outcomes in various forms and strengthen the key role of patent information in the strategy of innovation-driven development.

II. Work Priorities

i. Improve the system building and coordinated development and promote and deepen the role of system

ii. Carry out guidance on information use and enhance the capabilities of innovators in the use of patent information

iii. Optimize the talent development and promote the functioning of talents

III. Specific Tasks

i. Advance the building of national bases for dissemination and utilization of patent information

ii. Continue to nurture the capabilities of provinces in information dissemination and use

iii. Promote the functioning of patent literature service outlets

iv. Deepen the pilot development of capacity building in the use of patent information in enterprises

v. Deepen the work on support and assistance of western provinces (autonomous regions) in patent information

vi. Deepen the pilot development of patent information selection and active distribution

vii. Deepen pilot development of innovation and entrepreneurship through the use of patent information

viii. Continue to provide the platform for talent development and functioning in patent information

ix. Build the national communication system of work on dissemination and use of patent information

x. Compile the work summary in 2018 and the work plan in 2019.

IV. Related Requirements

i. The local IP Offices of various provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) are required to attach high importance to the work by earnestly strengthening organization and leadership, making specific arrangement based on this Notice, study and devise a work plan concerning the actual work, disintegrateand put in place the work tasks, coordinate the relevant resources and push forward the various work in an orderly manner.

ii. The local IP Offices of various provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) are required to strengthen the process management, follow the timelines, set up the work accounts and make relevant staff accountable to ensure the effective results of various work.

iii. Aas for those projects financed by SIPO, the competent units are required to performin strict accordance with the relevant agreement; SIPO will examine the financed projects at the end of 2018.

iv. The local IP Offices of various provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities)are required to submit the relevant information to the Patent Documentation Department under the Patent Bureau prior to June 20, 2018, including the section-level official in charge, work liaison people, work content, timeline and expected outcomes about the tasks.

(Source: SIPO Website)