The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released the statistics of international applications using PCT system in 2016.China-based applicants filed 43,168 PCT applications (44.7 % yearly growth), ranking the third position after the U.S. (56,595) and Japan (45,239). ZTE Corporation (4,123) overtook Huawei Technologies (3,692) as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO.

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