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Economy > Patent applications > Nonresidents: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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 210,062 2006
2 China 80,155 2005
3 Japan 72,661 2006
4 Canada 37,927 2006
5 European Union 32,555 2004
6 Brazil 20,487 2006
7 Mexico 14,976 2006
8 Germany 13,372 2006
9 Russia 9,858 2006
10 Singapore 8,759 2006
11 United Kingdom 8,582 2006
12 Israel 7,263 2006
13 New Zealand 5,248 2006
14 Norway 4,843 2005
15 Indonesia 4,069 2005
16 Philippines 2,539 2004
17 Ukraine 2,418 2006
18 Serbia and Montenegro 1,282 2002
19 Vietnam 1,210 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 974.42 1997
20 Austria 745 2006
21 Poland 655 2006
22 Netherlands 633 1996
23 Algeria 608 2006
24 Ecuador 580 2005
25 Trinidad and Tobago 551 2006
26 Morocco 521 2005
27 Sweden 420 2006
28 Turkey 383 2003
29 Belarus 382 2004
30 Switzerland 375 2006
31 Iceland 330 2006
32 Spain 329 2006
33 Georgia 299 2006
34 Hungary 209 2006
35 Finland 205 2006
36 Czech Republic 195 2006
=37 Cuba 191 2005
=37 Denmark 191 2006
39 Uzbekistan 186 2006
40 Sri Lanka 180 1996
41 Bosnia and Herzegovina 162 2006
42 Croatia 122 2006
43 Mongolia 110 2006
44 Kazakhstan 102 2003
45 Slovakia 90 2006
46 Luxembourg 64 2005
47 Romania 62 2006
48 Bulgaria 48 2006
49 Slovenia 42 2004
50 Madagascar 40 2006
51 Latvia 38 2006
52 Portugal 36 2006
53 Lithuania 35 2006
54 Kenya 30 1999
55 Malawi 17 2000
56 Turkmenistan 16 1998
57 Kyrgyzstan 14 2001
=58 Moldova 9 2006
=58 Estonia 9 2006
=60 Armenia 2 2005
=60 Tajikistan 2 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Patent applications > Nonresidents. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), WIPO Patent Report: Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activity. 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/Patent-applications/Nonresidents

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