Monday, October 16, 2006

Japan leads the world in global patent applications

WIPO announced on Oct. 16, 2006 that Japan came first in the global patent application ranking in 2004. Next on the list were United States, Europe, South Korea and China.

Total worldwide patent application filings in 2004 were 1,599,000. Total approvals (grants) in 2004 were 600,000 (37.5%).


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