Recently, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the 2018 PCT Yearbook, which shows that, in 2017, PCT international patent applications from China reached 48,882 pieces, surpassing Japan for the first time, ranking second in the world.
In 2017, a total of 52,355 applicants from 126 countries and regions submitted 243,000 international patent applications through PCT, an increase of 4.5% over 2016. Huawei ranked first among the global applicants with 4,024 applications. ZTE and BOE Technology from China ranked second and seventh respectively. (Source: SIPO.gov.cn)