The World Intellectual Property Organization released the latest report on March 19, in 2014 Chinese companies submitted a total of 25,539 international patent applications in the framework of "Patent Cooperation Treaty" (PCT), with an annual growth rate of 18.7%, which is the only country with double digit growth in the world.
According to statistics, the United States remains the largest country with PCT international patent applications, with 61 492 in 2014, accounting for 28.7% of the global amount, followed by Japan with 42,459, accounting for 19.8%, and China ranked third, accounting for 11.9%.
The report said that China's Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. applied for 3442 patents, becoming the largest applicant in 2014. Qualcomm of the U.S. ranked the second, and China's ZTE ranked the third.
In addition, Tencent Technology, Shenzhen CSOT, BOE and Huawei Terminal ranked the 17th,23th,34th and 46th respectively.