Why China is making it harder for US to patent its tech
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The country’s patent system is being abused by U.S. companies to take advantage of China’s market for their patented inventions, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
The GAO found that China’s Patent Office has issued more than 1,400 patent applications against the U.A.E. since 2012, a nearly 70 percent increase over the same period in the United States.
China has the world’s highest patent filings in terms of dollars, with about $4 trillion in global patent filings.
But the GAO noted that in addition to a flood of new patent applications, Chinese companies have also sought to circumvent the patent system by filing multiple patent applications for the same technology in different countries.
The GAOS said China’s patent laws have created an “unjustifiable incentive for patent trolls to file patent applications in multiple countries and to avoid the payment of royalties to a U.K. company that has paid the royalties owed to a Chinese company.”
It is the second time in as many months that China has reported a patent crackdown on U.C. Berkeley.
In February, the U of C announced that it was canceling its “Crazy Science” program and would no longer support research that uses U.N. climate models to estimate climate change.
In March, the University of California said it was shutting down its U.U.C.-funded Climate Models and Data Analysis Center.
The university had been using the model to predict climate change, but it had also been used to test climate models.
The U.CU said the center would close in the coming weeks and would continue to work on the modeling efforts.
The country’s patent system is being abused by U.S. companies to take advantage of China’s market for their patented inventions,…