Chinese telecom giant ZTE is again the company that is globally applying for the most patent cooperation treaty (PCT) patents, according to the statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Another well-known Chinese multinational is ranking 4th in WIPO’s list, namely Huawei.
The first Dutch company in the PCT ranking is Philips. Philips with its 9th place is contributing about 30% of the total PCT patent applications by the Netherlands. It is also good to see that the Netherlands has been able to increase its total patent filings with 14%.