Unsurprisingly, British firms exhibited an inclination towards inbound business during the specified timeframe. The local representatives received a substantial 193,902 patent cases from foreign associates, underscoring once again the nation’s attractiveness as a destination for global innovation and intellectual property. In contrast, the UK firms forwarded a comparatively modest 74,264 patent cases.
Delving into the specifics, the lion’s share of international patent cases received by patent prosecution firms in Great Britain were from their partners in the United States, constituting a substantial 66%. This underscores the robust collaborative ties between British and American associates, showcasing the strong flow of intellectual property across the Atlantic. In addition, Japanese representatives contributed 11% of the cases, followed by Chinese counterparts at 8%, and Korean innovators at 5%.
Reflecting the reciprocal nature of international collaboration, British firms demonstrated a substantial outgoing flow of work, with a notable 28% directed towards their American counterparts. Additionally, China and Japan emerged as significant recipients, accounting for 16% and 10% of the outbound work, highlighting the dynamic and interconnected nature of the global intellectual property landscape with Great Britain actively participating in collaborative efforts with diverse international partners.