China’s patent applications rank 3rd in world

Oct. 9, 2003 – China has risen to third place in nanotech-related patent applications, according to Asia Pulse.

According to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the nation had fewer than 1,000 nano patent applications before 2001. During the past two years, the number has grown to 2,400 — 12 percent of the world’s total, the report said.

The report also stated that while Chinese researchers have been working with nanomaterials since the 1990s, they still lag behind developed countries in studying nanoelectronics and nanobiotechnology.


Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account. Comments won't automatically be posted to your social media accounts unless you select to share.