14,205 International Patent Applications Filed For Computer Products In 2012January 29, 2013 1:19 pm
We had tracked some patent statistics in the past, but not in much depth – we intend to change that in the coming days. (Of course, we had spotted this statistic: 76 Percent of Patents In Top US Schools Are Filed By Immigrants).
The number of international patent applications reached a new high in 2012, touching 14,205 – mostly fueled by consumer electronics – smartphones, tablets and phablets. (Source)
How do we digest this stat? We already know that patents are being valued in billions. There is definitely a land grab going on, in the field of patents.