and regularly updated, by IFIA
the International Federation of Inventors' Associations
First published on September
Updated on May 16, 2006
Wrong and misleading figures
Some persons state that independent inventors
count very little today in the inventive activity of
their countries. They say that corporations file
90 to 95 per cent of local patents.
IFIA contests these figures.
IFIA wrote to several government
and requested the following statistics: What was the number of patents filed
by independent inventors
who are Residents, compared to the total number
of patents filed by Residents. These official
statistics speak for themselves.