President Reuven Rivlin meets with the President of Apple, Tim Cook, during his visit to Israel in 2015. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Tim Cook and Reuven Rivlin

In possible testament to their technological prowess and living up to the “start-up nation” nickname, Israeli companies registered over 3,500 patents in the US in 2015.

Israel continues as a global leader among countries registering for US patents. Israeli companies have registered more than 3,500 patents in the US in 2015, according to BDICoface, Israel’s biggest business information group.

This figure represents an increase of about 21 percent from 2013, and puts Israel in third place in the world for US-registered patents, behind only Taiwan and Japan.

“The government must continue to nurture the issue through investment in technological education, improvement of infrastructure, and incentives for global hi-tech companies to carry on opening R&D centers in Israel,” said Tehila Yanai, a managing partner at BDICoface, reported Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot.

By: and United with Israel Staff