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Economy > Patent applications > Residents: 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 Japan 330,110 2008
2 United States 231,588 2008
3 China 194,579 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 107,877.5 2008
4 European Union 100,797 2008
5 Germany 49,240 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 41,041.17 2005
6 Russia 27,712 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 26,797.8 2008
7 United Kingdom 16,523 2008
8 France 14,743 2008
9 Italy 9,255 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 8,147.14 2006
10 South Africa 5,549 1995
11 India 5,314 2006
12 Canada 5,061 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 4,839.12 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 4,495.91 2008
European Union average (profile) 4,045.08 2008
13 Brazil 3,810 2006
14 Spain 3,632 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2,939.5 2006
15 Ukraine 2,825 2008
16 Australia 2,718 2007
17 Sweden 2,527 2007
18 Poland 2,488 2008
19 Netherlands 2,421 2008
20 Austria 2,298 2008
21 Turkey 2,221 2008
22 Finland 1,799 2008
23 Denmark 1,634 2008
24 Switzerland 1,594 2008
25 Israel 1,528 2008
26 New Zealand 1,256 2008
27 Norway 1,223 2007
28 Belarus 1,188 2006
29 Romania 995 2008
30 Ireland 931 2008
31 Argentina 899 1999
32 Malaysia 818 2008
33 Greece 803 2008
34 Thailand 802 2008
35 Singapore 793 2008
36 Czech Republic 712 2008
37 Mexico 685 2008
38 Hungary 683 2008
39 Belgium 575 2008
40 Serbia and Montenegro 386 2008
41 Portugal 381 2008
42 Croatia 330 2008
43 Slovenia 301 2008
44 Chile 291 2006
45 Indonesia 282 2006
46 Moldova 273 2008
47 Uzbekistan 262 2008
48 Bulgaria 249 2008
49 Armenia 226 2008
50 Azerbaijan 222 2008
51 Georgia 221 2008
52 Philippines 216 2008
53 Sri Lanka 201 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 184.29 1983
54 Vietnam 180 2005
55 Morocco 177 2008
56 Slovakia 167 2008
57 Kyrgyzstan 135 2008
58 Saudi Arabia 128 2007
59 Syria 124 2006
60 Colombia 121 2007
61 Latvia 114 2006
62 Mongolia 103 2006
63 Pakistan 91 2006
64 Lithuania 87 2008
65 Algeria 84 2007
66 Cuba 69 2008
67 Iraq 68 1996
68 Estonia 62 2008
=69 Bosnia and Herzegovina 59 2008
=69 Jordan 59 2007
=71 Venezuela 56 2000
=71 Tunisia 56 2005
73 Iceland 50 2008
74 Luxembourg 48 2008
75 Turkmenistan 44 1999
76 Kenya 38 2006
77 Uruguay 33 2008
78 Lebanon 32 1974
79 Peru 31 2008
80 Paraguay 30 1993
=81 Bangladesh 29 2007
=81 Costa Rica 29 1993
83 Zimbabwe 28 1996
84 Tajikistan 26 2006
85 Jamaica 21 2006
86 Congo, Republic of the 19 1988
87 Mozambique 18 2007
88 Bolivia 17 1995
=89 Liberia 14 1993
=89 Madagascar 14 2008
=89 Dominican Republic 14 1986
=89 Nicaragua 14 2000
=89 Malta 14 2008
94 Namibia 13 1993
=95 Ethiopia 12 2007
=95 Libya 12 1996
=95 Nigeria 12 1990
=98 Ecuador 11 2005
=98 Cyprus 11 2008
=98 Kazakhstan 11 2008
101 Guyana 9 1986
102 Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 1984
=103 Monaco 7 2008
=103 Panama 7 2000
=103 Honduras 7 2002
=106 Uganda 6 2007
=106 Zambia 6 2001
108 Guatemala 5 2008
109 Kuwait 4 1974
=110 Malawi 3 2000
=110 Mauritius 3 1998
=110 Barbados 3 1984
=110 El Salvador 3 1995
=110 Sudan 3 2007
=110 Nepal 3 1995
=116 Fiji 2 1980
=116 Trinidad and Tobago 2 2002
=116 Cambodia 2 1973
=116 The Bahamas 2 1992
=116 Samoa 2 1981
=121 Burkina Faso 1 2005
=121 Tanzania 1 1983
=121 Bahrain 1 1981
=121 Rwanda 1 1988
=121 Sierra Leone 1 1967
=121 Papua New Guinea 1 2008
=121 Aruba 1 2002
=121 Lesotho 1 1996
=121 Somalia 1 1984
=121 Laos 1 1973
=121 Mali 1 1981
=121 Haiti 1 1999
=121 Burundi 1 1996
=134 Belize 0.0 2008
=134 The Gambia 0.0 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Patent applications > Residents. 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/Residents

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