China has overtaken the US as the world’s leading researcher, generating 58,990 patents in 2019 compared with America’s 57,840.
This is the first time since 1978 that the US has lost its position as the world’s leading producer of patent-winning inventions or innovations. (See animation below.)
The figures were published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. [Read more…] about China overtakes US as world’s leading patent generator