China IP activity surges amid solid global growth
This article was originally published in Clinica
The overall number of patent applications has increased globally by 4.7% per year on average since 1995, to over 1.6 million in 2005, of which 600,000 were granted, taking the total in force to around 5.6 million. Yet, despite this growth and its increasing internationalisation, the bulk of IP administration is concentrated in a small number of offices, among which China is by far the fastest growing.
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