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Economy > Patents granted: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Patents granted to residents per million people 1998..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 JapanJapan 994 per million people 1998
2 South KoreaSouth Korea 779 per million people 1998
3 United StatesUnited States 289 per million people 1998
4 SwedenSweden 271 per million people 1998
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 264.14 per million people 1998
5 GermanyGermany 235 per million people 1998
6 FranceFrance 205 per million people 1998
7 LuxembourgLuxembourg 202 per million people 1998
8 NetherlandsNetherlands 189 per million people 1998
9 FinlandFinland 187 per million people 1998
10 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 183 per million people 1998
11 AustriaAustria 165 per million people 1998
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 160.72 per million people 1998
12 RussiaRussia 131 per million people 1998
13 IrelandIreland 106 per million people 1998
14 SloveniaSlovenia 105 per million people 1998
15 New ZealandNew Zealand 103 per million people 1998
16 NorwayNorway 103 per million people 1998
Eurozone averageEurozone average 102.56 per million people 1998
European Union averageEuropean Union average 86.92 per million people 1998
17 UkraineUkraine 84 per million people 1998
18 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 82 per million people 1998
19 AustraliaAustralia 75 per million people 1998
20 IsraelIsrael 74 per million people 1998
21 BelgiumBelgium 72 per million people 1998
22 RomaniaRomania 71 per million people 1998
23 LatviaLatvia 71 per million people 1998
NATO countries averageNATO average 69.25 per million people 1998
24 GeorgiaGeorgia 67 per million people 1998
25 MongoliaMongolia 56 per million people 1998
26 KazakhstanKazakhstan 55 per million people 1998
27 DenmarkDenmark 52 per million people 1998
28 BelarusBelarus 50 per million people 1998
29 SpainSpain 42 per million people 1998
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 41.92 per million people 1998
30 CanadaCanada 31 per million people 1998
31 PolandPoland 30 per million people 1998
32 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 28 per million people 1998
33 LithuaniaLithuania 27 per million people 1998
34 HungaryHungary 26 per million people 1998
35 UzbekistanUzbekistan 25 per million people 1998
36 SlovakiaSlovakia 24 per million people 1998
37 BulgariaBulgaria 23 per million people 1998
38 MaltaMalta 18 per million people 1998
39 IcelandIceland 15 per million people 1998
40 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 14 per million people 1998
41 ItalyItaly 13 per million people 1998
42 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 10 per million people 1998
43 CroatiaCroatia 9 per million people 1998
44 ArmeniaArmenia 8 per million people 1998
45 ArgentinaArgentina 8 per million people 1998
46 SingaporeSingapore 8 per million people 1998
47 PortugalPortugal 6 per million people 1998
48 MoroccoMorocco 3 per million people 1998
49 BrazilBrazil 2 per million people 1998
50 UruguayUruguay 2 per million people 1998
51 TajikistanTajikistan 2 per million people 1998
52 ChinaChina 1 per million people 1998
53 ColombiaColombia 1 per million people 1998
54 ThailandThailand 1 per million people 1998
55 EstoniaEstonia 1 per million people 1998
56 IranIran 1 per million people 1998
57 MexicoMexico 1 per million people 1998
58 BotswanaBotswana 1 per million people 1998
59 The GambiaThe Gambia 1 per million people 1998
60 IndiaIndia 1 per million people 1998

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Patents granted", WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). 2001. Intellectual Property Statistics. Publication A. Geneva. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Patents-granted

Economy > Patents granted: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

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I assume that most of these patents are granted to corporations, rather than to individuals, and that the patents are thus credited to the countries in which the corporations are headquartered, rather than to those countries in which the actual inventors reside-- let alone the countries from which those inventors originated. So, for instance, Japan may be credited here with a patent that was granted to Sony, even though it actually was invented in the United States, and even though the actual inventor was a Chinese national, merely employed by Sony, in the United States.

Posted on 06 Oct 2012

D. K. Main

D. K. Main

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How many US patents are "non residential" where the research and the profit making take place abroad. We have some very consumer unfriendly patent laws in this country, especially in regards to medical patents.

Posted on 01 Aug 2011

dean Hanley

dean Hanley

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