Patent Power Scorecards: Japan Ascendant

Japanese companies rise to the top of IEEE Spectrum's Patent Power rankings thanks to shrinking U.S. innovation pipelines

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Patent Power Scorecards: Japan Ascendant

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The surprise story of this edition of the IEEE Spectrum Patent Power Scorecards is the reemergence of Japan as a global leader in innovation. Based on data from 2009, out of the 323 leading organizations in the scorecards, 65 (20 percent) are Japanese. This percentage is markedly higher than in the 2007 scorecards, in which 45 out of 319 companies (14 percent) were Japanese.

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