World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2023 Report (the “2023 WIPI Report”). The 2023 WIPI Report provides data and statistics on trends in intellectual property filings around the world in 2022.
Global filings for patents reached a new high of 3.46 million patent applications in 2022 (a growth rate of 1.7% compared to 2021 numbers), despite global filings for trademarks and industrial designs retreating from 2021 levels (down -14.5% and -2.1% respectively).
The strong trend in patent filings was primarily maintained by Indian and Chinese innovators. Chinese innovators file nearly half of all global patent applications and their share is still growing. Patent applications by residents of India continue to grow at a blistering pace of 31.6% year over year, extending an 11-year run of sustained growth.
See WIPO press release here.
See World Intellectual Property Indicators 2023 Report here: https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo-pub-941-2023-en-world-intellectual-property-indicators-2023.pdf
WIPO press release: https://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2023/article_0013.html