China becomes top filer of PCT applications
In 2019, the top five filers of PCT applications were China, the U.S., Japan, Germany and the Republic of Korea. This emerges from a recent publication by WIPO. China, with an increase of 10.6%, is thus displacing the U.S. from first place, while Germany records a decline of 2%. Regarding technical fields, computer technology and digital communication account for the largest share of published PCT applications.
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