2021 Trends and Insights

Even as total US patent awards trended downward, China's 2021 US patent grants surged. The 2021 Rankings also shed light on corporate R&D priorities with artificial intelligence among the hottest areas of activity.

327,329 Total US Grants
410,093 Total US Applications
US, JP, KR Top Countries by US Granted Patents
China Country with Highest Growth Rate

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