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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Patent grants to SE Asian companies remain low


2012 Patent grants continues to show the poor R&D trends in SE Asia.
 
Country
EU grants 2012
US grants 2012
Total live US patents
Singapore
101
810
6563
Malaysia
17
210
1678
Philippines
0
40
482
Thailand
7
36
481
Indonesia
1
8
202
Vietnam
0
2
20
Myanmar
0
0
4
Brunei
1
0
3
Laos
0
0
0
Cambodia
0
0
0

These match the previous patterns noted. Indonesia files the fewest patents of any G20 nation by a vast margin and sadly this doesn't seem to be rising. IP Komodo was surprised by the 4 from Myanmar until he saw that they were from the 1990s!

 

1 comment:

  1. Dear IP Komodo, thank you for this analysis and your blog.
    There seems to be a contradiction between the title of this post (patent filings) and the data presented (patent grants), which makes the interpretation confusing.
    Does your data show patent filings or patent grant ? I would think that the patent filings would be a better reflection of the recent R&D activities in the SEA region.

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