Country leads surge in patent applications

IP report reflects nation’s contributions to global economy during pandemic, expert says

The latest data demonstrates the sustained development of the world’s IP filings amid the pandemic.” Zhao Zhanling, expert on intellectual property at China University of Political Science and Law 1.59 million Number of patent applications that China’s IP offices received in 2021, compared with the global total of 3.4 million


Global intellectual property applications rose last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with China leading the growth, World Intellectual Property Organization data shows. Of the 3.4 million patent applications filed around the world in 2021, China’s...

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