International Patent Filings Set New Record in 2011
The US with 48,596 filings remains the largest user of the PCT system, followed by Japan (38,888), Germany (18,568) and China (16,406). However, the US (-0.7%) and Germany (-0.5%) saw drop in their shares of total filings, while China (+1.5) and Japan (+1.8) each increased their share by more than a percentage point.
India also witnessed a growth of 11% in the year 2011. 1,430 PCT International application were filed through India in the year 2011, as compared to total no. of PCT application 1,286 in the year 2010.
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