On the morning of August 24th, the 2018 (11th) China International Patent Technology and Product Fair, hosted by the State Intellectual Property Office and the Liaoning Provincial Government and organized by the Dalian Municipal Government, was opened at Dalian World Expo Plaza. Shen Changyu, director of the State Intellectual Property Office, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony and announced the opening of the 2018 China International Patent Technology and Product Fair. Wang Binying, deputy Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Tan Zuoyu, Member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, and Wang Mingyu, , Vice Governor of Liaoning Province delivered a speech. Mayor Tan Chengxu presided over the opening ceremony, and Xiao Shengfeng, director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People's Congress, attended the ceremony. Chen Hongbing, Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization's China Office, Wang Hongyu, Director of the National Defense Intellectual Property Office of the Military Commission's Equipment Department, Zhuang Liang, Secretary General of the China Scholarship Development Foundation, Jin Rongshan, Director of the Industrial Property Policy Bureau of the Korean Patent Office, Toshio Yamauchi, former Deputy Minister of Japan's Ministry of Culture, Science and Technology, Bi Wei, Minister Counselor of the British Embassy in China, Vice Mayor Jin Guowei, and more than 1,200 representatives from domestic and foreign participating groups attended the opening ceremony.
On behalf of the State Intellectual Property Office, Shen Changyu expressed congratulations on the opening of this special session. He said that this year marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up and the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the intellectual property strategy. At the opening ceremony of this year's Boao Forum for Asia, President Xi Jinping delivered an important keynote speech, announcing a series of major initiatives to expand and open up China in the new era, including specifically strengthening intellectual property protection as one of the four major initiatives. In this context, it is of special significance to hold such a high-level patented technology and product fair. China is not only a big manufacturing country, a big trading country, but also a big intellectual property country. In order to promote the transformation of intellectual property transactions, the State Intellectual Property Office has carried out a series of related work in recent years and have seen good results. The special fair held in Dalian is a national, professional and international patent technology and product fair approved by the State Council. This year's special fair has seen a new improvement compared with previous years in terms of both the scale of participation and the content of participation. The State Intellectual Property Office will further increase support for the special trade fair to better support the country's innovation-driven development and high-level opening up.
Wang Binying said that over the past decade, China has continued to implement the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy and promoted the creation, protection and application of intellectual property to a new level. The World Intellectual Property Organization will continue to deepen cooperation with China in the areas of legal and policy dialogue, technical assistance, personnel training, exchange of experience, and promotion of public awareness. Dalian is a Chinese city with important international influences. It has a good business environment, a solid scientific foundation and a profound urban heritage. As a leader in the construction of the coastal economic belt in Liaoning Province, Dalian has increased investment in scientific research, patents and other innovations to accelerate output, and strategic emerging industries are poised for growth. The World Intellectual Property Organization is willing to strengthen exchanges with Liaoning Province and Dalian City to jointly explore cooperation.
On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, Tan Zuojun welcomed the guests from home and abroad who came to this special session. He said that the Dalian Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government have always attached great importance to intellectual property work, and always regarded intellectual property rights as the core element of Dalian's construction of northeast Asian science and technology innovation venture capital center and innovative city, and promoted it as an important measure to adjust the industrial structure and change the mode of development. At present, Dalian is deeply implementing the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions on the revitalization and development of Liaoning and Dalian, and accelerating the construction of the pilot zone for industrial structure optimization and the pilot zone for economic and social development. Dalian will use this special fair as an opportunity to put the development of intellectual property in a more prominent position. Efforts should be made to establish a firm concept that protecting intellectual property is to protect innovation. Efforts will be made to open up the entire chain of intellectual property creation, protection, application, management and service. It will also take efforts to actively build a fair, open and transparent legal environment for intellectual property, effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of innovative subjects, accelerate the transformation of more patent achievements into real productive forces, allow more Dalian products to enter the world, and realize the transformation from Dalian manufacturing to Dalian creation. Dalian is willing to work hand in hand with all parties to achieve win-win cooperation and open a new chapter in the development of intellectual property rights.
Wang Mingyu said that Liaoning has a profound foundation and tradition of innovation and has created more than 1,000 industrial history of the People's Republic of China. In recent years, the province has implemented the strategy of focusing on the intellectual property rights, the development of intellectual property rights has been steadily advanced, the ability to use intellectual property rights has been significantly enhanced, the intellectual property protection system has become more stringent, the intellectual property management and service chain have been improved, and the foundation of intellectual property development has become more fundamental. Dalian will give full play to the protection of intellectual property system to stimulate innovation, seize the opportunity of the "Special Fair" and talents gathering in Dalian to constantly enhance independent innovation and independent development ability, to form a new advantage to participate in international competition and to build the new engine of Liaoning economic development.
After the opening ceremony, the leaders and guests visited the exhibition hall of the special exhibition.
China International Patent Technology and Product Fair is the only national-level and international patent technology brand exhibition in China. Since its inception in 2002, it has been successfully held for ten sessions. With the theme of “Patents Lead the High-quality Development of the Industry”, this year's special session will focus on the innovation-driven development strategy, with “exhibitions, forums, roadshows” as the carrier, and a total of 18 exhibition areas will be set up. A total of 26 countries and regions including Russia, the United States, Britain, Germany, Israel and Hong Kong, China, 25 provinces, cities and autonomous regions, 41 cities, 29 scientific research institutes of the Chinese academy of sciences, 43 universities, more than 1,500 enterprises, institutions and related institutions, and more than 6,100 projects were displayed. A total of more than 70 theme activities such as intellectual property forums, technical cooperation and promotion, and patent project roadshows were held.