I just arrived back in the US from China and am appropriately jet-lagged. Therefore, this post will be a short one, but with additional statistics on filings of patent applications in China. In one sentence, Chinese citizens filing Chinese patents continue to increase, while foreign parties filing Chinese patents remain fairly constant.
Note that in the charts below, a resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office. For all charts, the source is the WIPO statistics database, last updated December 2015.
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Erick Robinson is an experienced American trial lawyer and U.S. patent attorney formerly based in Beijing and now based in Texas. He is a Patent Litigation Partner and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice at Spencer Fane LLP, where he manages patent litigation, licensing, and prosecution in China and the US.
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