Economy

March 21, 2014 5:20 PM

U.S. again leads the world in patents; China surges past Germany

The United States retained its lead as the world’s most inventive country in 2013, accounting for 27.9 percent of all international patent applications, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which tracks patent applications in 148 nations.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

British royal family, Obamas trash talk ahead of Invictus Games 00:40

British royal family, Obamas trash talk ahead of Invictus Games

Pope Francis goes to Washington 02:11

Pope Francis goes to Washington

Canadian State Visit 00:28

Canadian State Visit

Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at Rev. Clementa Pinckney's funeral 02:12

Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' at Rev. Clementa Pinckney's funeral

'Hamilton' star Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyles with President Obama 01:44

'Hamilton' star Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyles with President Obama

Astronauts kick off White House Science Fair 2016 01:33

Astronauts kick off White House Science Fair 2016

Obama: U.S. to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba 06:25

Obama: U.S. to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos