Every Fifth Patent Is Filed In The Area Of .. ?

April 18, 2012 11:00 pm

Well, this is not so difficult to guess. We spotted this today:

“As if anyone needed another data point to grasp where the hot money is heading, a new report has found that about 21 percent of all patents in the first quarter of this year were for mobile technologies.

The study compiled by consultant Chetan Sharma examined approximately 7 million patents granted both by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. What she found underscores the trend that has been long in the making. In the last decade, the number of mobile-related patents granted by the USPTO and its European counterpart have soared: The U.S. logged a 390 percent increase while the European market witnessed a 173 percent increase in mobile-related patent grants.”

Statistics Source: CNet

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