Asian High-Tech Firms Dominate New Patents: USPTO

Law360, New York (January 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Asian innovators have maintained their dominance as patent recipients in the United States, reaping more than half of all the patents awarded to the world's top 10 filers, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The development is far from a threat to New York technology giant International Business Machines Corp., which kept its number one position by a wide margin with 2,941 patents. But the number of patents awarded to Asian innovators is a clear signal that Asia’s investment...
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