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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Economy > Intellectual property stats

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  • Copyright > Copyright duration based on publication and creation dates: This stat compares the copyright duration of an original intellectual creation for several special cases, such as posthomous and anonymous and psudonymous works, audiovisual creations -such as movies and music albums- or new editions of previously published works. Once the copyright term expires, the work becomes public domain, and therefore can be freely used by anyone.
  • Copyright > Copyright duration relative to life of author: This stat compares the copyright duration of an original intellectual creation after its author's death. Although the definition is very variable, an original intellectual work can be described as the previously unpublished work of artistic or divulgative nature. As an almost universal rule, the copyright last for the entire life of the author or authors, plus a given number of years (typically 50 to 70). You can check this page for copyright terms concerning works published for the first time after the author's death, works published in non-printed form (like audiovisual creations) and other special cases. Once the copyright term expires, the work becomes public domain, and therefore can be freely used by anyone.
  • Patent applications: No. of Patent Applications.
  • Patent applications per thousand people: No. of Patent Applications. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Patents granted: No. of Patents Granted.
  • Patents granted per million people: No. of Patents Granted. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Patents in force: No. of Patents in Force.
  • Patents in force per thousand people: No. of Patents in Force. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Copyright > Copyright duration based on publication and creation dates 70 years from publication or if unpublished 70 years from creation (cinematographic works) 17|302}}(c)</ref> 95 years from publication for works published 1964–1977; 28 (if copyright not renewed) or 95 years from publication for works published 1923–1963 (Copyrights prior to 1923 have expired, not including copyrights on sound recordings published prior to Feb 15, 1972, covered only under state laws.)
Copyright > Copyright duration relative to life of author Life 50 years 17|302}}(a)</ref>
Patent applications 472,417
Ranked 1st. 9% more than United States
432,298
Ranked 3rd.

Patent applications per thousand people 3.7
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
1.39
Ranked 10th.

Patents granted 238,323
Ranked 1st. 6% more than United States
224,505
Ranked 2nd.

Patents granted per million people 1,864.56
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
720.52
Ranked 6th.

Patents in force 1.27 million
Ranked 2nd.
1.87 million
Ranked 1st. 47% more than Japan
Patents in force per thousand people 9.95
Ranked 7th. 62% more than United States
6.16
Ranked 12th.

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright lengths (Table); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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