Worldwide increase in patent filings puts strain on system
Increased patent filing in China, South Korea and the US is putting pressure on patent offices and leading to larger backlogs, according to the latest WIPO Patent Report
The Report, published on July 31, provides figures from 2006, the most recent year for which full statistics are available. It shows that patent filing worldwide reached 1.76 million applications in 2006 a 4.9% increase on 2005.
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