Tag Archives: SIPO

The Economist Pops the China Patent Bubble

January 7, 2013

The Economist turns a skeptical eye towards China’s patent filing statistics for 2011 in a brief article entitled “How Innovative is China?” The article is mostly about valuation, but I’d rather talk about the first part, which deals with registration statistics. No big surprises here for anyone who keeps up on IP registration trends, but […]

Software Piracy Stats: Not Entitled to Their Own Facts

May 12, 2010

A new report on software piracy commissioned by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) was recently released. I’m not sure why SIPO is involved in this area — despite its name, SIPO mostly just oversees the Patent Office and related enforcement — but that’s another issue. The report, which was researched and drafted by a […]