China moves past France and U.K. into 7th place in USPTO patents

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  1. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    The four largest exporters in the world (e.g. #1 China by using Greater China patents, #2 U.S., #3 Germany, and #4 Japan) are also the four largest USPTO patent holders.

    Greater China comprises mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
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    PATENT COUNTS BY ORIGIN AND TYPE, CALENDAR YEAR 2013 | U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

    Patents granted by the United States for the year 2013.

    1. U.S. 147,652 patents
    2. Japan 54,170
    (Greater China 19,471)
    3. Germany 16,605
    4. South Korea 15,745
    5. Taiwan 12,118
    6. Canada 7,272
    7. China 6,597
    8. France 6,555
    9. U.K. 6,551
    10. Italy 2,930
    ...
    India 2,474
    Singapore 857
    Hong Kong 756 (Patent office counts Hong Kong as a separate entity)
    Russian Federation 432
    Brazil 286
    Malaysia 230

    These countries are sometimes mentioned by the media as the "next China":

    Mexico 204
    South Africa 181
    Poland 113
    Thailand 104
    Turkey 83
    Argentina 80
    Greece 70
    Chile 57
    Ukraine 38
    Egypt 34
    Philippines 34
    Indonesia 15
    Vietnam 10
     
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  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Hahaha another way to show Taiwan as part of a China. Taiwan has twice the number of patents as mainland China but show as Greater China to absorb what's not yours.
     

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