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Intellectual Property: China surpasses U.S, Japan to Become Top Patent Filer

China has surpassed the United States and Japan to become the world’s top patent filer this year […]

China has surpassed the United States and Japan to become the world’s top patent filer this year.

Reuters is reporting that patent applications from China are expected to reach nearly 500-thousand in 2015.

According to World Intellectual Property Organization, Chinese companies have also been climbing in the rankings in terms of overseas patents.

Last year, China’s 2nd-largest telecommunications equipment maker, ZTE, ranked second on the list of patent applicants, ranking just behind Japan’s Panasonic.

Huawei Technologies sits in fourth on the list

via China Tops U.S, Japan to Become Top Patent Filer.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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