Patent applications of non-residents reached 135,885 in 2017 in China, according to World Bank. This is 1.77 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in China reached an all time high of 135,885 in 2017 and an all time low of 4,051 in 1991. When compared to China's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in India amounted to 31,621, 58,189 in Japan, 14,106 in Russia and 313,052 in USA in 2017.
China has been ranked 3rd within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents.
Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention, a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem.