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China leads the world in PCT growth

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Joe Biden said the Chinese can’t innovate. But new figures show that PCT applications from China grew by a third last year – and for the first time a Chinese company is ranked number one for published patents

WIPO's annual PCT statistics, published today, show that applications from the so-called BRIC markets are soaring.

Filings from China grew by 33.4% last year, making the country the fourth biggest source of PCT applications, behind the United States, Japan and Germany.

Applications from Russia were up 20.8%, those from Brazil up 17.2% and those from...


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We're getting some interesting comments on our blog on #graceperiods Anything to add? Join the debate here http://t.co/VbMvAi0LpK #patent

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RT @LeeMarkDavies: bad faith trade mark applications a common theme for all @The_IPO attachés @IPaware #IPAN @TheCIPA

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£25 billion in bank lending backed by IP rights in China last year - Tom Duke at @IPaware @TheCIPA event. Can/should other countries follow?

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