Putuo’s patent application and authorization was on a steady rise from January to August this year.
The number of patent applications hit 2,422, up 20 percent from the same period last year. Among the applicants, invention patents grew about a quarter to 1,040 and the utility models totaled 1,107, a 19.4 percent year-on-year increase.
Meanwhile cases of patent authorization in invention, utility model and exterior design grew 9.3 percent to 1,176 with the utility model leading the growth by jumping 18 percent.
Putuo was among the city’s top three districts in terms of patent application volume in this period.