On June 24, 2021, the winners of the 22nd China Patent Award were announced by the China Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). The China Patent Award is co-organized by the China Intellectual Property Administration and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the winners are decided according to the China Patent Award Evaluation Method.

The China Patent Award is intended to encourage inventions and creations, foster a culture of innovation, and improve the quality of patents. The awards given this year include 30 China Patent Gold Awards, 10 China Design Gold Awards, 60 China Patent Silver Awards, 15 China Design Silver Awards, 826 China Patent Excellence Awards, and 56 China Design Excellence Awards. Patents winning the gold awards are from various technical fields, such as communication, medical device, machinery, artificial intelligence, nuclear energy, sewage treatment, biology, etc., and involve different industries, such as infrastructure construction, medical care, manufacturing, and environmental protection, showing that innovation and creation is encouraged in every walk of life in China and that China is steadily moving towards an innovative society.

This year, one gold award and one excellence award were given to our client’s patents. We are honored to have assisted in full course from drafting, filing to granting of the award-winning patents. Taking this opportunity, we would also like to thank our clients for their trust and support along the way.

Our sincere congratulations go to the award-winning clients. Here we also wish every client of AFD China can benefit from their innovations and continue to innovate with greater vigor.

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