About This Statistic
The statistic shows a ranking of the 10 countries who filed the most international patent applications in 2016. In 2016, the United States were leading the ranking with a total of 56,595 international (PCT) patent applications filed in that year. At this time the most international patent applications filed by a single company came from ZTE Corp. with 4,123. ZTE Corp. was followed by Huawei Technologies and Qualcomm Inc.