According to a recently published report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) China holds a very strong position in the field of patent filings.
Two Chinese companies hold a strong position in the global Top 5. ZTE, China’s telecom giant, has been listed as the company that globally applied for the most patent cooperation treaty (PCT) patents during 2012. By far. With 3,906 published applications it had almost 1,000 more published applications than Panasonic Corporation of Japan (with 2,951) which ranked second. Huawei, another large Chinese telco, comes fourth.
Check out the world’s largest patent filers below: