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US files largest patents under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty

Date: 22 March 2019 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • United States has filed largest patents under in 2018 under World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
  • Regional basis: Asia’s surge continues and it shows a sign of innovation shifting from west to east as more than half of all international patent applications filed in 2018 were from Asia.
  • Top Countries: US (with 56,142 applications), China (53,345), Japan (49,702). Germany and South Korea were ranked fourth and fifth, with fewer than 20,000 applications each.
  • India’s patents applications jumped more than 27% - from 1,583 in 2017 up to 2,013. It registered largest innovation jump of any country last year. Patent
  • Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei also set new world record for number of patent applications filed single company in one year with 5,405 in 2018.