Chinese firms filed for over 50% of all chip-related patents in 2022, ahead of both the US and the UK, as the semiconductor technology race between the global technology powers continues to heat up, a report by Mathys & Squire, an intellectual property law firm stated.

According to the report, a record 69,190 microelectronics-related patents were filed during 2022, a sharp 59% increase from 43,380 just five years ago, and 9% more than the 62,770 filed in 2020/21, emphasizing the pace of the microelectronics industry development.

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