WaPo: Some Chinese officials get a bit too creative with patented ‘inventions’
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03-09-2014, 08:55 PM
WaPo: Some Chinese officials get a bit too creative with patented ‘inventions’
……so this is pretty advanced technique around the globe ?

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worl...nventions/
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Some Chinese officials get a bit too creative with patented ‘inventions’

By William Wan and Xu Yangjingjing September 2

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Wu Changshun -- a former chief of public security bureau in the booming city outside Beijing who is now under investigation for corruption -- not only thought outside the box to make some extra dough, he claimed to have invented the box altogether.

Wu owned 35 traffic patents, according to details trickling out in state media reports, and as a top official had his city rent those patents from himself for a handsome sum.

According to a recent report in state-controlled Beijing News, Wu’s traffic inventions have been widely adopted in Tianjin. And as the owner of such patents, Wu could be getting up to 5 percent of the revenue.

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