East China's Jiangsu Province is planning to open 300 patent retail shops by the end of next June. These shops aim to build a bridge between patented technologies and their potential markets.
Yet, before the related policies and regulations come out, this move will encounter difficulties, said sources within local industrial and commercial departments.
It is estimated that 7 million patents are registered in the Jiangsu Patent Information Center per year, with an annual growth rate of 10 percent. Yet only 20 percent of the registered patents have access to be put into production every year. An efficient liaison is imperative between patents and investors.
Although some enterprises have served as intermediary agent for investors and patent-related projects, more channels are still needed to fill the large gap. The retail shops can be a good channel for investors interested in the patented technologies.