Asia Patent Alliance
 2010 Worldwide Patent Recovery, China Beats Japan to rank at 2nd Place for the First Time
2010 Worldwide Patent Recovery, China Beats Japan to rank at 2nd Place for the First Time

In regards to the number of applications by country, number 1 was the United States with 490,000 applications, a 7.5% increase from the previous year, number 2 was China, beating Japan for the first time, with a 24.3% increase and 391,000 applications, number 3 was Japan with a 1.1% decrease and 345,000 applications, number 4 was Korea with 170,000 applications, and number 5 was the EPO with 140,000 applications. For China, the increase from 63,000 applications in 2001 to 391,000 applications shows an extreme increase averaging 22.6% per year.

The APA continues to provide support in Japan, China, and Korea, the countries ranking second, third and fourth place. We hope you will keep us in mind for your intellectual property needs in these countries.