In the past few years, there have been a steady decreasing amount of independent patent claims as well as a declining proportion of patents having higher numbers of independent claims. Since the 2004, there are now fewer patents with more
As 2013 has come to an end, it is always common to reflect on the past year. In 2013, utility patents have broken a new record at 277,861 patents issued which is a ten percent jump from the previous year.
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