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Month: December 2015

Record Numbers of Patent and Trade Mark Applications in 2014

A recent report from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says that the number of patent and trade mark applications around the globe reached a new record in 2014.  Patent applications increased by 4.5% from the previous year, while trade mark applications rose by 6% over the same period. Top Jurisdictions According to the report, the largest number of applications was filed in China, which saw over 900,000 patent applications alone over the year – an increase of 12.5%.  The…

Robotics and 3D Printing Patents Dominated by Japan and the US

A recent report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows that Japan and the US are at the head of the group of nations leading the way in 3D printing and other breakthrough technologies.  The report, ‘World Intellectual Property Report 2015: Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth’, examines three current innovative technologies against a background of 200 years of technological innovation. IP Growth in New Technologies The three technologies considered by the report are: 3D printing, nanotechnology and robotics.  In…

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