Patent Applications (Residents) in China

Patent applications of residents reached 1,245,709 in 2017 in China, according to World Bank. This is 3.38 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, patent applications of residents in China reached an all time high of 1,245,709 in 2017 and an all time low of 3,494 in 1986. When compared to China's main peers, patent applications of residents in India amounted to 14,961, 260,290 in Japan, 22,777 in Russia and 293,904 in USA in 2017.

China has been ranked 2nd within the group of 109 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

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.


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