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Patent applications among residents

(number)

China is the top country by patent applications among residents in the world. As of 2016, patent applications among residents in China was 1.2 million that accounts for 56.58 % of the world's patent applications among residents. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Germany) account for 92.62 % of it. The world's total patent applications among residents was estimated at 2.13 million in 2016.

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What is patent applications among residents?

Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office.