On the ranking of state-owned enterprises'patents for the year 2009 released by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) at the "State-owned Enterprises Technology 2010 Conference", SGCC, with 2528 patent applications and 1517 patent grants in 2009, was ranked No. 1 in both indicators among 152 central enterprises. The company now ranks in the fourth place with accumulated 3511 valid patents.
The number of SGCC's patent application, from 177 in 2005 to 2528 in 2009, increased by 13 times. Patent grants increased from 127 in 2005 to 1517 in 2009, up by 11 times. The company has steadily risen from the 10th in 2005, 9th in 2008 to 4th in 2009 regarding the ranking of the accumulated patents among state-owned companies. SGCC has received National Science and Technology Progress Award and the China Patent Award for its many intellectual properties, and achieved great economic and social benefits.
Source: Department of Science and Technology