Hong Kong is reviewing its patent system and information disclosed are interesting. In the past 5 years, there were about 13,000 per year. The number actually declines in year 2009 and 2010. Does it reflect the local R&D are reduced in the economic downturn? Luckily we are not affected.
May be because of hard work by Hong Kong Productivity Council, we believe that the number of patent application grant is in the upward trend lately.