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Global blockchain patent filing increased three-fold in 2017

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


Latest reports from Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law and the KIPO show global momentum building in blockchain patent filings. In 2017, 56% of blockchain applications came from China

Blockchain patent applications by country
Country 2016 2017
China 59 226
US 21 91
Australia 19 13
Source: Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law

According to the latest report from Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law, companies in China dominated the charts in blockchain patent applications from 2012 to 2017.

Last year, 56% of blockchain patent applications came...


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