Chinese Patent Applications Skyrocket In 2005
"According to Reuters, Chinese firms sought 44 percent more international patents in 2005 than the year before, in what WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization ) Deputy Director General Francis Gurry described as a concerted push to protect the country's booming high-technology products abroad."
"Filings from companies including telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. made China the 10th largest international patent seeker in 2005 -- ahead of Australia, Italy and Canada.
The United States, Japan and Germany logged the most international applications last year. Netherlands-based consumer electronics group Philips was the largest individual filer with nearly 2,500 applications, WIPO said."