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Economy > Intellectual property > Patents in force: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: No. of Patents in Force.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 1.87 million 2008
2 Japan 1.27 million 2008
3 China 828,054 2008
4 South Korea 624,419 2008
5 United Kingdom 599,062 2008
6 Germany 509,879 2008
7 France 438,926 2008
8 Hong Kong 227,918 2008
9 Spain 166,079 2008
10 Russia 147,067 2008
11 Canada 121,889 2008
12 Australia 107,708 2008
13 Sweden 105,571 2008
14 Ireland 78,761 2008
15 Mexico 73,076 2008
16 Monaco 50,392 2008
17 Luxembourg 49,947 2008
18 Finland 47,070 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Intellectual property > Patents in force", Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Intellectual-property/Patents-in-force

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