US, Chinese tech giants look to Singapore for IP services

Even as the United States leads in overall patent and trademark applications in Singapore, more Chinese companies are also filing here, posting the fastest growth rate among Asian countries in the last three years.

Figures from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) show Alibaba Group and Huawei Technologies ahead of US giants Qualcomm and Amazon Technologies as the top individual patent and trademark filing applicants last year respectively.