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China dominates graphene-related filing activity globally with more than 50% of total patents filed between 2004 and 2017 Q1

Countries with Most Graphene-Related Patent Filings by Applicant Origin
2004 – 2017 Q1 (number)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Graphene – New material made of crystalline carbon that is strong, light, flexible, and excellent conductor of heat and electricity
  • China-Lead Graphene Research – Chinese organizations collectively filed most graphene patents globally between 2004 and 2017 Q1, with 15,375 or 51% of total
  • Other Active Asian Countries – South Korea (6,024), Japan (1,471) and Taiwan (681) also part of top five patent filers with consolidated 8,176 patents passed
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include intensifying focus on graphene research and development, proliferation of new manufacturing innovations (e.g. 3D printing) enabling customization and manipulation of materials, increasing need to overcome physical limitations of existing materials, and continuous diversification of graphene applications
Accelerator: Advanced Materials
Market Disruption: Intellectual Property
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Date Last Updated: August 9, 2017

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