Given that there are more âforeignâ than ânationalâ inventors, one might assume that the% of patents held by foreigners in a jurisdiction is a sign of the âstrengthâ of the patent system in that jurisdiction.
Thus, at the EPO, the% of patents held by foreigners has always been around 50% since its creation in 1978. Conversely, as far as I know, the% of patents held by foreigners at CN , JP, KR is much less than 50%.
Technological advancement is what we all need to prevent humanity from destroying the planet. What should the level of% be, gentlemen, for a well-functioning patent system in a climate of innovation and technological advancement functioning optimally?