10 Feb '11, 9am

China's international patent filings up 56.2%: GENEVA - CHINA'S international patent filings under WIPO's Patent...

GENEVA - CHINA'S international patent filings under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) surged by 56.2 per cent in 2010, leading the global growth in international patent filings, which saw a 4.8-per cent increase over the period, the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) announced at a press conference on Wednesday. The growth rate from China was 'astonishing', said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. In 2010, China filed 12,337 patents under the PCT system, up from 7,900 cases registered in the previous year, overtaking the Republic of Korea (ROK) as the fourth-ranked PCT filing country worldwide. Two Chinese companies, ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd, were ranked among the top ten applicants under the PCT system. With 1,863 patent filings, ZTE took the second place on the chart, rocketing from the 20th place in 2009, while Huaw...

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