Archive for August, 2006

Explosive growth in medical technology patent filings – US leads

According to the WIPO Patent Report, 2007 Edition, Worldwide filings of patent applications have grown at an average annual rate of 4.7% since 1995 to a total of more than 1.6 million in 2005. The growth rate is comparable to the overall increase in economic activity over the same period. Patents granted worldwide have increased at an average annual rate of 3.6% to about 600,000 in 2005. At the en... Read More