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Patent applications - Patent applications among residents


China is the top country by patent applications among residents in the world. As of 2015, patent applications among residents in China was 968,252 number that accounts for 51.99 % 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 92.89 % of it. The world's total patent applications among residents was estimated at 1.86 million number in 2015.

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