To protect intellectual property is to protect innovation (Wanghailou)

  April 26 is World Intellectual Property Day.

Looking inward, innovation is the first driving force for development, and protecting intellectual property rights means protecting innovation.

From the outside, intellectual property is the core element of international competitiveness and the focus of international disputes.

China has always been committed to the protection of intellectual property rights, especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the protection of intellectual property rights has been placed in a more prominent position, and the cause of intellectual property rights has achieved historic achievements.

  The Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core attaches great importance to intellectual property work.

In September 2013, during the ninth collective study of the Political Bureau of the 18th CPC Central Committee, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights and punish illegal and criminal acts that violate intellectual property rights and scientific and technological achievements in accordance with the law.

In July 2017, at the 16th meeting of the Central Financial and Economic Leading Group, he emphasized that property rights protection, especially intellectual property protection, is an important aspect of shaping a good business environment.

In April 2018, at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, he announced that China has decided to take a series of new major measures in expanding opening up, which involves strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights in many aspects.

In November 2021, at the third "Belt and Road" construction symposium, he demanded to strengthen international cooperation in intellectual property protection... A series of important expositions by General Secretary Xi Jinping profoundly explained the era connotation of intellectual property work, in order to promote intellectual property rights The high-quality development of the business points out the direction and provides the fundamental follow-up.

  To protect intellectual property rights, China will do what it says it does.

The State Intellectual Property Office will be re-established, an intellectual property court will be established, an intellectual property court will be established, the enforcement force will be improved, the enforcement will be intensified, and the legal intellectual property rights of foreign-funded enterprises in China will be protected.

The Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China also included "strengthening the creation, protection and utilization of intellectual property rights" into the "Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on the Major Achievements and Historical Experience of the Party's Hundred Years of Struggle", which is the first time that intellectual property rights have been written into the Party's major historical resolution .

Through unremitting efforts, China's intellectual property cause has made great progress.

The latest data released by the State Intellectual Property Office shows that in 2021, the quality and quality of China's intellectual property creation will increase. A total of 696,000 invention patents will be authorized throughout the year, and the number of high-value invention patents per 10,000 population will reach 7.5, an increase of 1.2% over the previous year. pieces.

Chinese applicants filed 69,500 international patent applications through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) route, ranking first in the world for the third consecutive year.

  At present, China is transforming from a big country of intellectual property introduction to a big country of intellectual property creation, and intellectual property work is changing from the pursuit of quantity to the improvement of quality.

In 2021, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council successively issued the "Outline for Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Country (2021-2035)" and the "14th Five-Year Plan for the Protection and Utilization of National Intellectual Property Rights", drawing a grand blueprint for building a powerful country with intellectual property rights in the new era. .

China's comprehensive strengthening of intellectual property protection has stimulated the innovation vitality of the whole society, and provided a strong guarantee for implementing new development concepts, building a new development pattern, and promoting high-quality development.

Strengthening intellectual property protection is the most important part of improving the property rights protection system, and it is the biggest incentive to improve China's economic competitiveness.

In recent years, the benefits of intellectual property utilization in China have accelerated. In 2020, the added value of the national patent-intensive industries will reach 12.13 trillion yuan, accounting for 11.97% of GDP, becoming an important support for high-quality economic development.

  According to the "2021 Global Innovation Index Report" released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, China's ranking has jumped from 35th in the world in 2013 to 12th in 2021.

As Deng Hongsen, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, said, China's achievements in strengthening the construction of the intellectual property system are obvious to all.

  (The author is a commentator for this newspaper)

  Pan Xutao

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