Innovation: Why are the Arabs the dunces of the world?

By Mohamed Rebai (NB – Google Translate)

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) , the number of patents, except those relating to trademarks, industrial designs, filed in 2013 by the Chinese is (734,081), beating the Americans (501,128) Japanese (473,137), South Koreans (223,517), Germans (184,475), French (71,073) Russians (34,065), and Israel (12,767).

The number of Arab patents registered in 2013 as follows: Saudi Arabia (3124), Egypt (760), Arab United Emirates (416), Morocco (354), Tunisia (218), Jordan (212), Algeria (138 ), Qatar (84), Yemen (43), Bahrain (19), Djibouti (1) Libya (0), Iraq (0), Kuwait (0), Lebanon (0), Mauritania (0), Oman (0 ), Syria (0), Somalia (0), Sudan (0).

If we add up all Arab patents, we can only total 5,108.

h/t FD

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