China Patent Surge

The WIPO 2006 report on patent activity is out today on global patent production. While there are many worthwhile tidbits, the following graph of patent filings by country in 2004 (the latest data) is instructive: China is ahead of Germany, which is remarkable.

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Comments

  1. Lesa says:

    Account for mexico, norway and singapore’s pat apps all coming from non-residents?

  2. These are actually the statistics for 2004.