Congressional Member’s Report Card

Doubting Science. Why?

Global Rankings - Science

SHARES OF PATENTS WORLDWIDE – U.S. RANKING

  • Scientific discovery and R&D increase the storehouse of knowledge, which then enables invention, innovation, and societal and economic benefits.
  • Patents grant novel, useful, and nonobvious inventions legal ownership rights for a speciDed period. Utility patents are an internationally comparable indicator of invention. However, they are an incomplete indicator because not all inventions are protected by patents.
  • Many inventions are patented in multiple international jurisdictions as inventors operate and seek patent protection in these markets. Data on patent families provide a broad unduplicated measure of such global inventions. Based on these data, inventors in China accounted for about half (49%) of such patent families in 2018.

S & E PUBLISHED ARTICLES - BENCHMARKS

S & E PUBLISHED ARTICLES - BENCHMARKS