China, Japan, Korea Fuel Record WIPO Filings
Applications rose at a rate of 4.3% from the previous year to a preliminary estimate of 120,100 in 2004, WIPO said.
Patent filings through WIPO have been rising steadily since the treaty system began in 1978, with a total one million applications since then.
U.S. inventors continued to dominate filings, but they are...
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