An International Guide to
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8.1.2 Patent application trends

Figure 8.1 shows the total number of patent applications (direct and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) national phase entry) filed in the Republic of Korea from 2000 to 2021.

Figure 8.1 Patent applications filed in the Republic of Korea, 2000–2021

Source: WIPO IP Statistics Data Center, available at