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China’s National Defense to Protect its Intellectual Property

China will implement an intellectual property strategy in national defense, stated a Chinese military official at a military IP strategy meeting. “A Defense Intellectual Property Strategy Implementation Plan will be carried out across the board in the areas of national defense, IT, and munitions building. The plan has set clear short-term goals for 2015 and long-term goals for 2020, with 19 specific tasks.” The short-term goal is that more than 10,000 patent applications will be filed by 2015. By 2020 China will own a group of independent intellectual property rights in the key technical fields of weapons and equipment and in the field of integration of military and civilian high-tech.

Source: Xinhua, December 2, 2009