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February 12th, 2010

Patent filing declines

International patent filings under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fell by 4.5 per cent in 2009 with sharper than average declines experienced by some industrialised countries and growth in a number of East Asian countries.

The largest growth rates were experienced in micro-structural and nanotechnology (+10.2 per cent), semiconductors (+10 per cent) and thermal processes and apparatus (+7.2 per cent).


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