We previously ranked our clients’ top national stage filing destinations of 2011. Here, we list the most popular countries based on industry type:
3. South Korea
4. Australia, Europe
4. South Korea
3. South Korea, Australia
5. New Zealand
3. India, Japan
4. Brazil, South Korea
You can compare these results to the 2010 list here. We’ve commented before about the popularity of China with patent applicants. This growth is clearly reflected here, with China as the top filing destination for six of the seven industry types (and second most popular for mechanical/engineering-related inventions).
Significant increases were also seen throughout all industries in Indian filings. In 2010, India only appeared in three industry types, ranking no higher than third. In 2011, however, India ranked among the top for six of the seven industry types, even placing second in four of them.
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