Saudis are active with patent applications

Riyadh –


“2,800 patent applications were submitted in the GCC last year, while 480 of them received approvals,” said Shaya bin Ali Shaya, head of the GCC Patent Office during the launch of the 2nd GCC campaign for invention industry building “GCC Inventors-2014” on Sunday at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST).

Mrs Shaya stated that a noteworthy trend this year was the noticeable participation of Saudi companies, including Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Saudi Aramco.

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