Posted by Sequel on May 6, 2014
Topic: Patents
Tags: Innovation, Patent Statistics, WIPO
Global Innovation Sets Blistering Pace in 2013 With 200,000 Patents Filed

Rumors of the death of innovation have apparently been greatly exaggerated.

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), recently reported that their annual international patent applications surpassed the 200,000 mark for the first time ever. Of the 205,300 applications, 56% were from the United States, while 29% were from China, which saw a significant jump in applications from 2012 (18,617) to 2013 (21,516).

Japan (43,918, 21.4%), Germany (17,927, 7.7%) and South Korea (12,386, 6%) round out the top five nations in patent applications in 2013.


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