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China edges Japan as No. 2 filer of int'l patents behind US

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But are these Chinese parents of he same quality though? Either way congrats to China

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Thats filings NOT patents granted. Big difference...

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Ironic that there's so many in China who don't follow patent rights and do knock-offs

They can file as many patents as they want, but if their people don't respect patent rights.........

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Yes, what Vernon Watts says, I will re-emphasize: how many patent applications you file is not what counts. Is is how many patents are actually granted.

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A quick check shows that only 1/3 of China's patent applications are granted, 1/2 of the US, and 2/3 of Japan. So at any rate, Japan has the highest rate of patent grants among the top three.

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Thats filings NOT patents granted. Big difference...

Yes, what Vernon Watts says, I will re-emphasize: how many patent applications you file is not what counts. Is is how many patents are actually granted.

China was no 1 in grants in 2016 (404,208)

What counts is how many actually granted not filed.

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I keep saying it. Why compare the U.S with China. Why compare a country of 300 million with 1.4 billion. A much more appropriate comparison is the Western World v China. At least the population numbers start to even up. Lets see those figures.

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@ Matt Hartwell

When you look at the number of people with a certain level of education you can definitely compare China with the US. China is still a development country in every sense.

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Why compare the U.S with China. Why compare a country of 300 million with 1.4 billion. A much more appropriate comparison is the Western World v China. At least the population numbers start to even up. Lets see those figures.

Because they’re comparable without adding the Western World. The population of the educated in China is lower not to mention the higher quality of education in the US.

Tertiary Education Level by Country

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tertiary_education_attainment

China (percentage of population) 1.4 billion

1% Equivalent to a 6 year degree 14 million

8% - 4 year degree 114 million

Total : 128 million

USA (percentage of population) 320 million

11% - 6 year degree 35 million

36% - 4 year degree 115 million

Total : 150 million

Most Educated Countries

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/wef-global-competitiveness-report-most-educated-countries-in-the-world-2016-10/

World Economic Forum - Global Competitiveness Report

http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-index-2017-2018/?doing_wp_cron=1521800380.0210158824920654296875

Higher Education ad Training

http://reports.weforum.org/global-competitiveness-index-2017-2018/competitiveness-rankings/#series=GCI.B.05

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The population of the educated in China is lower not to mention the higher quality of education in the US.

The U.S isn't higher quality at all.

11% - 6 year degree 35 million

36% - 4 year degree 115 million

How many are in STEM?

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