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Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Hong Kong 1,882.46 2011
2 Singapore 1,685.67 2011
3 New Zealand 1,068.74 2011
4 Australia 1,036.69 2011
5 Canada 880.32 2011
6 South Korea 821.43 2011
7 United States 821.06 2011
8 Israel 711.57 2011
9 Japan 430.54 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 348.83 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 344.78 2011
10 Barbados 251.95 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 233.62 2011
11 Trinidad and Tobago 212.69 2008
12 Uruguay 197.13 2011
13 Malaysia 186.93 2011
14 Belize 183.96 2008
15 Germany 152.3 2011
16 Chile 141.72 2011
17 Montenegro 133.73 2011
18 Costa Rica 132.98 2011
19 Norway 132.04 2011
20 South Africa 130.25 2011
21 Argentina 120.5 2008
22 Kuwait 112.31 1974
23 Panama 112.29 2011
24 United Kingdom 110.21 2011
25 The Bahamas 108.98 1992
26 Mexico 108.83 2011
27 Bahrain 107.52 2011
28 Brunei 106.49 2009
29 Russia 104.36 2011
30 Macau 102.51 2011
31 Brazil 102.36 2010
32 Luxembourg 82.96 2011
33 China 82.27 2011
34 Monaco 80.51 2011
35 Seychelles 78.52 1996
36 Namibia 76.95 1993
Cold countries average (profile) 76.89 2010
37 Lebanon 73.36 1974
38 Iceland 65.83 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 64.37 2011
39 Samoa 60.36 2007
40 Jordan 58.24 2011
41 Georgia 57.99 2011
42 Ukraine 56.97 2011
43 Switzerland 56.37 2011
44 Paraguay 53.72 2010
45 Venezuela 53.05 2011
46 Swaziland 51.77 1992
47 European Union 48.64 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 48.24 2011
48 Ecuador 46 2010
49 Thailand 45.02 2011
50 Saint Lucia 44.12 2001
51 Peru 38.12 2011
52 Colombia 37.6 2011
53 Vietnam 37.11 2011
54 Sweden 35.66 2011
55 Denmark 35.36 2011
56 Jamaica 34.36 2011
57 The Gambia 33.63 1974
58 Austria 32.76 2011
59 Honduras 32.53 2011
Europe average (profile) 32.19 2011
60 France 32.11 2011
61 Philippines 31.67 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 31.47 1993
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 30.93 2011
62 Tunisia 28.12 2005
63 Dominica 28.02 1995
64 Morocco 27.45 2011
65 India 27.39 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 27.39 2011
66 Botswana 27.07 1982
67 Malawi 26.93 2001
68 Mongolia 25.44 2010
69 Nicaragua 25.29 2000
European Union average (profile) 25.12 2011
70 Kiribati 24.58 1999
Eastern Europe average (profile) 23.7 2011
71 Fiji 23.66 1986
72 Saudi Arabia 23.16 2011
73 Finland 23.01 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 22.7 2011
74 Grenada 22.47 1980
75 Guatemala 22.23 2011
76 Indonesia 21.73 2011
77 Algeria 21.26 2011
78 Dominican Republic 20.25 1986
79 Egypt 20.04 2011
80 Kazakhstan 19.14 2011
81 Netherlands 18.57 2011
82 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.54 2000
83 Mauritius 17.34 2008
84 Cuba 16.32 2011
85 Belarus 15.41 2011
86 Italy 15.27 2011
87 Ireland 14.64 2011
88 Malta 14.4 2011
89 Bolivia 13.88 1995
90 Belgium 11.5 2011
91 Sri Lanka 11.38 2010
92 Estonia 11.19 2011
93 El Salvador 11.13 1995
94 Liberia 10.47 1993
95 Zimbabwe 10.3 1996
96 Republic of the Congo 9.65 1996
97 Uzbekistan 9.34 2011
98 Czech Republic 9.24 2011
99 Guyana 8.28 1990
100 Iran 7.85 2006
101 Cyprus 7.17 2011
102 Portugal 7.1 2011
103 Syria 7.07 2006
104 Papua New Guinea 6.87 2008
105 Serbia 6.75 2011
106 Solomon Islands 6.6 1989
107 Armenia 6.41 2011
108 Poland 6.33 2011
109 Slovakia 6.11 2011
110 Slovenia 5.37 2010
111 Lithuania 4.95 2011
112 Croatia 4.91 2011
113 Pakistan 4.89 2011
114 Latvia 4.86 2011
115 Libya 4.75 1996
116 Laos 4.35 1974
117 Spain 4.24 2011
118 Hungary 3.61 2011
119 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.13 2011
120 Turkey 3.12 2011
121 Moldova 3.09 2011
122 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.94 1984
123 Kenya 2.93 2010
124 Bulgaria 2.86 2011
125 Madagascar 2.68 2011
126 Nigeria 2.57 1990
127 Albania 2.54 2011
128 Yemen 2.42 2010
129 Zambia 2.41 2001
130 Cambodia 2.41 1973
131 Ghana 2.39 1994
132 Romania 1.82 2011
133 Bangladesh 1.79 2011
134 North Korea 1.59 2010
135 Republic of Macedonia 1.43 2011
136 Greece 1.41 2010
137 Azerbaijan 1.31 2011
138 Sierra Leone 1.27 1995
139 Somalia 1.15 1985
140 Lesotho 1.14 1995
141 Turkmenistan 1.12 1999
142 Kyrgyzstan 1.1 2010
143 Mozambique 0.992 2007
144 Tanzania 0.932 1989
145 Iraq 0.856 1996
146 Burundi 0.635 1996
147 Haiti 0.593 1999
148 Rwanda 0.509 1999
149 Sudan 0.391 2007
150 Ethiopia 0.311 2007
151 Mali 0.286 1982
152 Nepal 0.243 1995
153 Angola 0.182 1992
154 Tajikistan 0.128 2011
155 Uganda 0.0325 2007

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents per million. 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. 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Innovation/Patent-applications,-nonresidents-per-million

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