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Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Patent applications, nonresidents. Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention--a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 255,832 2011
2 China 110,583 2011
3 Japan 55,030 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 51,945.57 2011
4 South Korea 40,890 2011
5 India 33,450 2011
6 Canada 30,357 2011
7 European Union 24,697 2011
8 Australia 23,143 2011
9 Brazil 19,981 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18,388 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15,296.59 2011
10 Russia 14,919 2011
11 Hong Kong 13,312 2011
12 Mexico 12,990 2011
13 Germany 12,458 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 11,263.81 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 8,965.26 2011
14 Singapore 8,738 2011
15 United Kingdom 6,916 2011
16 South Africa 6,589 2011
17 Israel 5,526 2011
18 Malaysia 5,376 2011
19 Indonesia 5,297 2011
20 Argentina 4,781 2008
21 New Zealand 4,708 2011
22 Vietnam 3,260 2011
23 Philippines 3,010 2011
24 Thailand 2,997 2011
25 Ukraine 2,604 2011
26 Chile 2,453 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 2,205.88 2011
27 France 2,099 2011
28 Colombia 1,770 2011
29 Egypt 1,591 2011
30 Venezuela 1,565 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,431 2011
31 Peru 1,129 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 1,048.38 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1,034.11 2011
Europe average (profile) 1,027.33 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 955.18 1993
European Union average (profile) 949.88 2011
32 Italy 927 2011
33 Morocco 880 2011
34 Pakistan 861 2011
35 Algeria 803 2011
36 Ecuador 690 2010
37 Uruguay 667 2011
38 Norway 654 2011
39 Saudi Arabia 643 2011
40 Costa Rica 630 2011
41 Iran 557 2006
42 Switzerland 446 2011
43 Panama 420 2011
44 Jordan 360 2011
45 Paraguay 347 2010
46 Sweden 337 2011
47 Guatemala 327 2011
48 Kazakhstan 317 2011
49 Malawi 313 2001
50 Netherlands 310 2011
51 Tunisia 282 2005
52 Trinidad and Tobago 280 2008
53 Austria 276 2011
=54 Bangladesh 274 2011
=54 Uzbekistan 274 2011
56 Georgia 260 2011
57 Honduras 253 2011
58 Nigeria 246 1990
59 Poland 244 2011
60 Sri Lanka 235 2010
61 Turkey 228 2011
62 Denmark 197 2011
63 Spain 196 2011
64 Lebanon 186 1974
65 Cuba 184 2011
66 Belarus 146 2011
67 Bahrain 139 2011
68 Dominican Republic 135 1986
69 Syria 133 2006
70 Nicaragua 129 2000
71 Belgium 127 2011
72 Finland 124 2011
73 Zimbabwe 122 1996
=74 Kenya 120 2010
=74 Namibia 120 1993
76 Kuwait 111 1974
77 Bolivia 106 1995
78 Czech Republic 97 2011
79 Jamaica 93 2011
80 Democratic Republic of the Congo 86 1984
81 Montenegro 83 2011
82 Portugal 75 2011
83 Barbados 71 2011
84 Mongolia 69 2010
85 Ireland 67 2011
86 El Salvador 64 1995
87 Madagascar 58 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 57.71 2011
88 Macau 56 2011
89 Yemen 55 2010
90 Belize 54 2008
91 Serbia 49 2011
92 Swaziland 47 1992
93 Papua New Guinea 45 2008
94 Luxembourg 43 2011
95 Brunei 42 2009
=96 Ghana 39 1994
=96 Romania 39 2011
=96 North Korea 39 2010
99 Hungary 36 2011
100 Slovakia 33 2011
=101 Botswana 29 1982
=101 The Bahamas 29 1992
103 Republic of the Congo 27 1996
=104 Ethiopia 25 2007
=104 Zambia 25 2001
=106 Tanzania 23 1989
=106 Libya 23 1996
=108 Mauritius 22 2008
=108 Mozambique 22 2007
=110 Liberia 21 1993
=110 Bulgaria 21 2011
=110 Croatia 21 2011
=110 Iceland 21 2011
114 Armenia 19 2011
=115 Cambodia 18 1973
=115 Iraq 18 1996
=117 Fiji 17 1986
=117 The Gambia 17 1974
119 Greece 16 2010
=120 Estonia 15 2011
=120 Lithuania 15 2011
=122 Sudan 13 2007
=122 Laos 13 1974
=124 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 2011
=124 Azerbaijan 12 2011
=126 Moldova 11 2011
=126 Slovenia 11 2010
=126 Samoa 11 2007
129 Latvia 10 2011
=130 Albania 8 2011
=130 Cyprus 8 2011
=132 Saint Lucia 7 2001
=132 Somalia 7 1985
=134 Seychelles 6 1996
=134 Malta 6 2011
=134 Kyrgyzstan 6 2010
=134 Guyana 6 1990
=138 Turkmenistan 5 1999
=138 Sierra Leone 5 1995
=138 Nepal 5 1995
=138 Haiti 5 1999
=142 Rwanda 4 1999
=142 Burundi 4 1996
=144 Monaco 3 2011
=144 Republic of Macedonia 3 2011
=146 Dominica 2 1995
=146 Lesotho 2 1995
=146 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 2000
=146 Solomon Islands 2 1989
=146 Mali 2 1982
=146 Angola 2 1992
=146 Kiribati 2 1999
=146 Grenada 2 1980
=154 Tajikistan 1 2011
=154 Uganda 1 2007

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Intellectual Property Indicators and www.wipo.int/econ_stat. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Innovation/Patent-applications,-nonresidents

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