"The United States accounted for 57,239 filings, a 10.8% increase from the prior year. Japan was No. 2, with 43,918, but that was nearly flat from last year, while China — with a 15.6% increase — pushed into the No. 3 position with 21,516 applications, surpassing Germany."

"The U.S. total was boosted in a big way by U.S. universities, which took up nine of the top 10 schools that file patents. The University of California system ranked first among U.S. schools, with 398 applications, followed by MIT with 217, Columbia University with 133, the University of Texas system with 119, and Harvard University, also with 119. "

"The largest single category for patent applications was electronic machinery and energy, with 7.8% of the total, followed closely by applications for computer technology and digital communication. Medical technology made up 6.2% of applications, while pharmaceuticals accounted for 4%."

Article on the Tech Transfer e-News Blog: http://ow.ly/vbhaC

WIPO finds U.S. is still world’s most inventive country, with universities providing big boost – Tech Transfer e-News – Tech Transfer Central
The U.S. kept its lead as the world’s most inventive country in 2013, making up 27.9% of all international patent applications that year, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which tracks patent applications in 148 nations


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