The Top Five patent filing countries, including patent, utility model and design patents as to original filings (i.e., excluding § 120 refilings and RCE’s) are:

No. (1)    China                2,350,000
No. (2)    United States       430,000
No. (3)    Japan                   373,000
No. (4)    Germany              314,000
No. (5)    Korea                   291,000

The statistics are based upon WIPO information for the year 2014.  Tables are attached to the pdf version of this note with footnotes explaining the statistics.




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