The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 2018 PCT Yearly Review last month.
According to the Yearly Review, in 2017, the volume of international patent applications under PCT from China stood at 48,882, exceeding Japan for the first time and ranking the second worldwide.
Also, according to the Yearly Review, in 2017, 52,355 applicants in 126 countries (regions) around the world filed 243,000 international patent applications through PCT, up 4.5% from that in 2016. In terms of volume of PCT international patent applications, Huawei topped the global applicants with 4,024 such applications. ZTE and BOE of China ranked the second and the seventh respectively.
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