China, Japan and South Korea are dominating growth in international patent filings in a dramatic demonstration of the shift of scientific and economic power to northeast Asia, figures released on Wednesday showed.

The World Intellectual Property Organization said China had increased its international patent filings in 2010 by an astonishing 56.2 percent to 12,337, triple its 2006 figure and pushing it into fourth place in global rankings.

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