The United States and Japan are the two leading nations at the forefront of innovation in 3D printing, nanotechnology, and robotics. The three technologies hold the most potential to boost future economic growth, according to the latest World Intellectual Property Organization report. WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation.
As the world is currently stuck in slow economic growth, the World Intellectual Property Report 2015: Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth explains how the advancements of the previous era– such as airplanes, antibiotics and semiconductors – sparked new worldwide business and innovation.
According to the mapping of patents related to the fields of innovation, the report states that Japan, the U.S., Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea accounted for 75 percent or more of all-time patent filings in the three areas.