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Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, residents: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Patent applications, residents. 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 China 415,829 2011
2 Japan 287,580 2011
3 United States 247,750 2011
4 South Korea 138,034 2011
5 European Union 108,762 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 89,408.86 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 56,714.31 2011
6 Germany 46,986 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 27,323.41 2011
7 Russia 26,495 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 20,408.3 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 17,978.54 2010
8 United Kingdom 15,343 2011
9 France 14,655 2011
10 India 8,841 2011
11 Italy 8,794 2011
12 North Korea 8,018 2010
13 Iran 5,970 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 5,500.53 2011
14 Canada 4,754 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 4,490.6 2011
European Union average (profile) 4,350.48 2011
15 Turkey 3,885 2011
16 Poland 3,879 2011
Europe average (profile) 3,502.93 2011
17 Spain 3,430 2011
18 Brazil 2,705 2010
19 Ukraine 2,649 2011
20 Netherlands 2,585 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2,572.85 2011
21 Australia 2,383 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2,173.78 2011
22 Austria 2,154 2011
23 Sweden 2,004 2011
24 Belarus 1,725 2011
25 Finland 1,650 2011
26 Switzerland 1,597 2011
27 Denmark 1,574 2011
28 New Zealand 1,501 2011
29 Romania 1,424 2011
30 Kazakhstan 1,415 2011
31 Israel 1,360 2011
32 Norway 1,122 2011
33 Malaysia 1,076 2011
34 Mexico 1,065 2011
35 Singapore 1,056 2011
36 Thailand 927 2011
37 Argentina 801 2008
38 Czech Republic 783 2011
39 Greece 728 2010
40 Hungary 662 2011
41 South Africa 656 2011
42 Belgium 636 2011
43 Egypt 618 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 602.57 2011
44 Portugal 571 2011
45 Indonesia 541 2011
46 Ireland 494 2011
47 Slovenia 442 2010
48 Saudi Arabia 347 2011
49 Chile 339 2011
50 Vietnam 300 2011
51 Uzbekistan 282 2011
52 Bulgaria 262 2011
53 Croatia 230 2011
54 Sri Lanka 225 2010
55 Slovakia 224 2011
56 Azerbaijan 193 2011
57 Philippines 186 2011
58 Colombia 183 2011
59 Hong Kong 181 2011
60 Serbia 180 2011
61 Latvia 173 2011
62 Morocco 169 2011
63 Georgia 138 2011
64 Kyrgyzstan 134 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 131.71 1993
65 Syria 124 2006
66 Armenia 121 2011
67 Mongolia 110 2010
68 Moldova 97 2011
69 Algeria 94 2011
70 Lithuania 93 2011
71 Pakistan 92 2011
72 Luxembourg 85 2011
73 Kenya 77 2010
74 Iraq 68 1996
=75 Estonia 62 2011
=75 Cuba 62 2011
77 Tunisia 56 2005
78 Iceland 50 2011
79 Turkmenistan 44 1999
80 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43 2011
81 Jordan 40 2011
82 Peru 39 2011
83 Republic of Macedonia 37 2011
84 Venezuela 33 2011
=85 Bangladesh 32 2011
=85 Lebanon 32 1974
87 Zimbabwe 28 1996
88 Panama 21 2011
=89 Montenegro 20 2011
=89 Yemen 20 2010
=89 Jamaica 20 2011
=89 Uruguay 20 2011
93 Republic of the Congo 19 1988
=94 Paraguay 18 2010
=94 Mozambique 18 2007
96 Bolivia 17 1995
=97 Liberia 14 1993
=97 Dominican Republic 14 1986
=97 Costa Rica 14 2011
=97 Nicaragua 14 2000
101 Namibia 13 1993
=102 Ethiopia 12 2007
=102 Libya 12 1996
=102 Nigeria 12 1990
=105 Malta 9 2011
=105 Guyana 9 1986
107 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 1984
=108 Monaco 6 2011
=108 Uganda 6 2007
=108 Zambia 6 2001
=111 Tajikistan 4 2011
=111 Ecuador 4 2010
=111 Guatemala 4 2011
=111 Macau 4 2011
=111 Cyprus 4 2010
=111 Angola 4 1992
=111 Kuwait 4 1974
=118 Madagascar 3 2011
=118 Malawi 3 2000
=118 El Salvador 3 1995
=118 Sudan 3 2007
=118 Nepal 3 1995
=118 Albania 3 2011
=124 Burkina Faso 2 2010
=124 Mauritius 2 2008
=124 Fiji 2 1980
=124 Cambodia 2 1973
=124 The Bahamas 2 1992
=124 Samoa 2 1981
=124 Honduras 2 2011
=131 Tanzania 1 1983
=131 Bahrain 1 2011
=131 Barbados 1 2008
=131 Rwanda 1 1988
=131 Belize 1 2006
=131 Sierra Leone 1 1967
=131 Papua New Guinea 1 2008
=131 Trinidad and Tobago 1 2008
=131 Aruba 1 2002
=131 Lesotho 1 1996
=131 Somalia 1 1984
=131 Laos 1 1973
=131 Mali 1 1981
=131 Haiti 1 1999
=131 Burundi 1 1996

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, residents. 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,-residents

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