In a survey covering artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications in 10 countries including the US, China, Europe, Japan and South Korea over the comparison period of 2015-2010 compared to the figure for the previous five years the data shows the following:

  • US applications grew 26% to 15,317, the highest total figure counted.
  • Chinese applications grew 190% to 8,410, representing the largest growth rate. Chinese AI patent applications have also been commended for the quality of their submissions as well as the quantity.
  • Japanese applications were down 3% to 2,071.