http://www.wipo.int/ipstats/en/statistics/country_profile/countries/ru.html Russian patent statistics have not really improved or worsened over Putin's presidency. Medvedev's presidency has seemed to be more talk and less actual change. However, since Putin has returned, there seems more meaningful laws being put into place: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/10/ru...th-new-ip-reforms-will-it-kickstart-startups/ I these few laws are going to have a positive impact on Russian patent output, but I am not sure about the extent of it. I am also not sure whether or not to expect meaningful change in the short term. I guess we will just have to wait and see. What are you opinions?