China exceeds 1 million patent filings in 2015

According to the  World Intellectual Property Report of 2016 China as the first country in history has surpassed 1,1 million patent filings in 2015. This is an increase of 18,7% as compared to already impressive 928 million filings in 2014. Put in perspective: In the US  589k patent application had been filed , in Europe 160k, worldwide 2,9 million.