The 2013 edition of the World Intellectual Property (IP) Indicators report shows that global IP filing trends have followed a remarkably different path than growth in the global economy, which has suffered as a consequence of the global financial crisis that began in 2008. While economic recovery since then has been uneven, IP filings sharply rebounded in 2012, following a decrease in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis, and are now even exceeding pre-global economic crisis rates of growth.

Let’s take a look a look at the recent trends in global IP filing activity…

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