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February 12th, 2010

Patent filing declines

Abstract:
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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