2009 International Patent Rankings

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  1. Koji

    Koji New Member

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    Patents are a virtue
    Which countries file for most international patents?
    Feb 8th 2010 | From The Economist online

    THE number of applications for international patents fell by 4.5% in 2009 compared with the year before to 159,000 as companies in Western countries cut back on R&D spending during the recession. Yet applications from east Asian economies, including Japan and South Korea, increased slightly, while those from China soared by 30%. Since 2005 applications from China have grown by 210% as the country has developed a home-grown high-tech sector. But, reflecting America's economic power and corporate dynamism, the United States is still the country from which the most filings orginate, and it has a huge lead. However, the number of American applications has fallen substantially from a peak of 54,000 in 2007.

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    This is interesting. It's sad that India doesnt figure in this list.
    But, true stats would be to find out the number of Indians who are directly responsible for the American patents.
    I am sure it would be significant with the amount of Indian scientists working in premier US institutions, Universities
    and private research labs.
     
  4. Koji

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    Indian scientists no doubt contribute to US patent numbers, but they do so with US funding, US equipment, and US citizenship.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Didn't we already go over this? Chinese patent filings are a joke. To file a patent in China it costs 950 RMB, the local governmets cover most of that cost to make their numbers look good. Chinese don't even bother to examine the patent, they just collect the subsidised fee and stamp it. The whole process of these record filings is so they can get the first "Chinese patent" and say the Western products coming into the country are a violiation of "their" patents when the West invented it years ago. It is a total scam.
     
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    The Indian Patent Office ranks 9th in the number of patents filed and 12th in the number of patents granted, according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) latest data.

    The total number of patents filed in India amounted to 28,940, according to the Geneva-based organisation’s recently released World Intellectual Property Indicators-2009 report.

    This was behind the US (4,56,154), Japan (3,96,291), China (2,45,161), the Republic of Korea (1,72,469), European Patent Office (1,40,763), Germany (60,992), Canada (40,131) and the Russian Federation (39,439).

    In terms of the number of patents granted, India (at 7,539) stood behind Japan (1,64,954), the US (1,57,283), the Republic of Korea (1,23,705), China (67,948), European Patent Office (54,699), the Russian Federation (23,028), Canada (18,550), Germany (17,739), France (12,112), Australia (11,236) and Mexico (9,957).

    The WIPO-compiled data pertains to 2007.

    What is significant about India, however, is not just its overall ranking, but also the fact that a majority of patents filed and granted by it was to non-residents (whether companies or individuals). Thus, of the 28,940 patents filed in the country, as many as 23,626 (82 per cent) were by non-residents. This was unlike China, where 1,53,060 out of the total 2,45,161 (62 per cent) patents filed originated from resident applicants.

    Indeed, if one looks at purely resident patent filings, India’s ranking falls to 11th (5,314), behind Japan (3,33,498), the US (2,41,347), China (1,53,060), the Republic of Korea (1,28,701), Germany (47,853), the Russian Federation (27,505), the United Kingdom (17,375), France (14,722), Italy (9,255) and North Korea (6,922).

    In terms of resident patent grants, India (at 1,907) stands at the 13th place, behind Japan (1,40,040), the Republic of Korea (91,645), the US (79,527), China (31,945), the Russian Federation (18,431), Germany (12,977), France (9,748), Italy (5,257), North Korea (4,235), Ukraine (2,505), Spain (2,325) and the UK (2,058).
     
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    Dear Koji, not all Indians are American. It takes ages to get a green card and American Citizenship.
    Your, premise therefore is not totally applicable.
     

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