In a first, China knocks US from top spot in global patent race

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In a first, China knocks US from top spot in global patent race

A top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40 years ago.

China was the biggest source of applications for international patents in the world last year, pushing the United States out of the top spot it has held since the global system was set up more than 40 years ago, the UN patent agency said on Tuesday. The World Intellectual Property Organization, ...

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