Has China Overtaken US in Patent Filings?


According to this article from The Economist, the answer is not clear, as the quality of those filings cannot be assessed. Yet, it looks like the Chinese are understanding the role and importance of patents for innovation and economic development.

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http://www.economist.com/news/business/21569062-valuing-patents?fsrc=nlw|mgt|1-9-2013|4567300|38085276|NA