Interesting fact about patents - In January 2015, Chinese government allowed inmates to get out of jail by buying patents

Chinese government has been very aggressive with promoting patents over the past 5 years. Now, China has even overtaken US as the biggest patent filer.

Early this year, Chinese government rolled out an “innovative” scheme that allowed  inmates to get out of jail by buying patents. The prices for these patents vary from $1,100 to $11,000.