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A Modified SWOT Analysis of Successful Green Patent Development in China

J Wu, C Ren
2015 Frontiers of Legal Research   unpublished
China has witnessed a significant development of clean technology in recent years since the UN climate change conference in 2009. The green patent, as a way of addressing environmental issue, has been deemed to be one first attempt. However, compare to most developed countries, there are many obstacles and barriers for it to improve and develop successfully in China. By conducting a modified SWOT analysis, this research aims to help catch up the status quo of the green patent based on the
more » ... based on the particular context of the renewable energy sector in China. Data supporting the analysis is derive from multiple ways including governmental reports, green patent related laws, literature reviews, and patent analyses. The study opens a window through which both government and academic fields are involved can perceive the internal and external conditions of the green patent in China. The five critical strategies, which are presented based on SWOTs identified, could be used for China to shape its future green patent improvement at the strategic level.