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International Patent Filings Set New Record

Apr 10, 2012

The World Intellectual Property Organization annual survey found that the number of patent filings in 2011 rose 10.7% above 2010.  The U.S., Japan, Germany, China, and South Korea led all countries, and seven of the top ten universities are U.S.-based.  China, Japan, and Germany are home to the top five companies filing patents in 2011.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.