By June 2021, all government subsidies for patent filling shall be cancelled. Local governments shall further aim at end all financial supports to patent filing and prosecution before the year of 2025.
In the transition period, the governments shall not offer financial support to patent applications in any form such as funds, awards and subsidies. The existing subsidies should be limited to only compensate granted invention patents (including overseas patents) after a patent receives grant announcement. The total amount of a subsidy shall not be higher than 50% of the official fees paid for obtaining patents, and annuity fees and services fees are not covered.
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