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

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Korea 2,772.94 2011
2 Japan 2,249.93 2011
3 United States 795.12 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 624.4 2011
4 Germany 574.42 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 355.29 2011
5 New Zealand 340.73 2011
6 North Korea 327.26 2010
7 China 309.37 2011
8 Finland 306.22 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 294.5 2011
9 Denmark 282.56 2011
10 Austria 255.71 2011
11 United Kingdom 244.5 2011
12 Norway 226.53 2011
13 France 224.18 2011
14 Slovenia 215.76 2010
15 European Union 214.19 2011
16 Sweden 212.08 2011
17 Singapore 203.72 2011
18 Switzerland 201.84 2011
19 Russia 185.33 2011
20 Belarus 182.1 2011
21 Israel 175.12 2011
22 Luxembourg 163.98 2011
23 Monaco 161.03 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 159.22 2010
24 Iceland 156.73 2011
25 Netherlands 154.85 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 154.1 2011
26 Italy 144.82 2011
European Union average (profile) 139.16 2011
27 Canada 137.86 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 126.03 2011
Europe average (profile) 116.91 2011
28 Ireland 107.94 2011
29 Australia 106.75 2011
30 Poland 100.66 2011
31 Kazakhstan 85.45 2011
32 Iran 84.11 2006
33 Latvia 84.05 2011
34 Czech Republic 74.6 2011
35 Spain 74.28 2011
36 Romania 66.59 2011
37 Hungary 66.39 2011
38 Greece 64.38 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 61.68 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 58.53 2011
39 Ukraine 57.96 2011
40 Belgium 57.57 2011
41 Portugal 54.09 2011
42 Croatia 53.73 2011
43 Turkey 53.18 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 49.88 2011
44 Estonia 46.27 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 42.38 2011
45 Slovakia 41.49 2011
46 Armenia 40.82 2011
47 Mongolia 40.55 2010
48 Malaysia 37.41 2011
49 Bulgaria 35.65 2011
50 Montenegro 32.22 2011
51 Georgia 30.78 2011
52 Lithuania 30.69 2011
53 Moldova 27.24 2011
54 Hong Kong 25.6 2011
55 Serbia 24.8 2011
56 Kyrgyzstan 24.6 2010
57 Malta 21.6 2011
58 Azerbaijan 21.04 2011
59 Argentina 20.19 2008
60 Chile 19.59 2011
61 Republic of Macedonia 17.59 2011
62 Thailand 13.92 2011
63 Brazil 13.86 2010
64 South Africa 12.97 2011
65 Samoa 12.78 1981
66 Lebanon 12.62 1974
67 Saudi Arabia 12.5 2011
68 Guyana 12.08 1986
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.2 2011
70 Sri Lanka 10.89 2010
71 Aruba 10.53 2002
72 Turkmenistan 9.89 1999
73 Uzbekistan 9.61 2011
74 Mexico 8.92 2011
75 Republic of the Congo 8.41 1988
76 Namibia 8.34 1993
77 Egypt 7.78 2011
78 The Bahamas 7.52 1992
79 Jamaica 7.39 2011
80 Macau 7.32 2011
81 India 7.24 2011
82 Liberia 6.98 1993
83 Syria 6.59 2006
84 Jordan 6.47 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 5.95 1993
85 Uruguay 5.91 2011
86 Panama 5.61 2011
87 Tunisia 5.58 2005
88 Cuba 5.5 2011
89 Morocco 5.27 2011
90 Kuwait 4.05 1974
91 Colombia 3.89 2011
92 Cyprus 3.62 2010
93 Barbados 3.6 2008
94 Belize 3.58 2006
95 Vietnam 3.42 2011
96 Iraq 3.24 1996
97 Fiji 3.15 1980
98 Costa Rica 2.96 2011
99 Paraguay 2.79 2010
100 Nicaragua 2.74 2000
101 Algeria 2.49 2011
102 Libya 2.48 1996
103 Zimbabwe 2.36 1996
104 Bolivia 2.23 1995
105 Indonesia 2.22 2011
106 Dominican Republic 2.1 1986
107 Philippines 1.96 2011
108 Kenya 1.88 2010
109 Mauritius 1.58 2008
110 Peru 1.32 2011
111 Venezuela 1.12 2011
112 Albania 0.951 2011
113 Yemen 0.879 2010
114 Mozambique 0.812 2007
115 Bahrain 0.774 2011
116 Trinidad and Tobago 0.76 2008
117 Zambia 0.579 2001
118 Lesotho 0.562 1996
119 Pakistan 0.522 2011
120 El Salvador 0.522 1995
121 Tajikistan 0.512 2011
122 Sierra Leone 0.417 1967
123 Angola 0.364 1992
124 Laos 0.343 1973
125 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.274 1984
126 Guatemala 0.272 2011
127 Cambodia 0.267 1973
128 Ecuador 0.267 2010
129 Malawi 0.265 2000
130 Honduras 0.257 2011
131 Bangladesh 0.209 2011
132 Uganda 0.195 2007
133 Somalia 0.164 1984
134 Burundi 0.159 1996
135 Papua New Guinea 0.153 2008
136 Ethiopia 0.149 2007
137 Nepal 0.146 1995
138 Mali 0.146 1981
139 Rwanda 0.142 1988
140 Madagascar 0.138 2011
141 Burkina Faso 0.129 2010
142 Nigeria 0.126 1990
143 Haiti 0.119 1999
144 Sudan 0.0903 2007
145 Tanzania 0.0487 1983

Citation

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

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