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Patent applications Record

China’s patent office received more applications than any other country’s in 2011, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a UN body which follows 125 patent offices. China received 526,412 applications, exceeding those to America and Japan. Globally filings rose by 7.8% last year, breaking the 2m mark. Growth was over 7% for the second year running, thanks largely to another surge in China (which has accounted for 72% of the world’s patent-filing growth between 2009 and 2011; America contributed 16%). Almost 1m patents were granted in 2011; Japan approved the most. But America has the most patents in force: more than 2.1m, out of an estimated 7.9m worldwide.

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Re: Economist.com

 

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