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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 Japan 994 per million people 1998
2 South Korea 779 per million people 1998
3 United States 289 per million people 1998
4 Sweden 271 per million people 1998
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 264.14 per million people 1998
5 Germany 235 per million people 1998
6 France 205 per million people 1998
7 Luxembourg 202 per million people 1998
8 Netherlands 189 per million people 1998
9 Finland 187 per million people 1998
10 Switzerland 183 per million people 1998
11 Austria 165 per million people 1998
High income OECD countries average (profile) 160.72 per million people 1998
12 Russia 131 per million people 1998
13 Ireland 106 per million people 1998
14 Slovenia 105 per million people 1998
=15 New Zealand 103 per million people 1998
=15 Norway 103 per million people 1998
Eurozone average (profile) 102.56 per million people 1998
European Union average (profile) 86.92 per million people 1998
17 Ukraine 84 per million people 1998
18 United Kingdom 82 per million people 1998
19 Australia 75 per million people 1998
20 Israel 74 per million people 1998
21 Belgium 72 per million people 1998
=22 Romania 71 per million people 1998
=22 Latvia 71 per million people 1998
NATO countries average (profile) 69.25 per million people 1998
24 Georgia 67 per million people 1998
25 Mongolia 56 per million people 1998
26 Kazakhstan 55 per million people 1998
27 Denmark 52 per million people 1998
28 Belarus 50 per million people 1998
29 Spain 42 per million people 1998
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 41.92 per million people 1998
30 Canada 31 per million people 1998
31 Poland 30 per million people 1998
32 Czech Republic 28 per million people 1998
33 Lithuania 27 per million people 1998
34 Hungary 26 per million people 1998
35 Uzbekistan 25 per million people 1998
36 Slovakia 24 per million people 1998
37 Bulgaria 23 per million people 1998
38 Malta 18 per million people 1998
39 Iceland 15 per million people 1998
40 Kyrgyzstan 14 per million people 1998
41 Italy 13 per million people 1998
42 Turkmenistan 10 per million people 1998
43 Croatia 9 per million people 1998
=44 Armenia 8 per million people 1998
=44 Argentina 8 per million people 1998
=44 Singapore 8 per million people 1998
47 Portugal 6 per million people 1998
48 Morocco 3 per million people 1998
=49 Brazil 2 per million people 1998
=49 Uruguay 2 per million people 1998
=49 Tajikistan 2 per million people 1998
=52 China 1 per million people 1998
=52 Colombia 1 per million people 1998
=52 Thailand 1 per million people 1998
=52 Estonia 1 per million people 1998
=52 Iran 1 per million people 1998
=52 Mexico 1 per million people 1998
=52 Botswana 1 per million people 1998
=52 The Gambia 1 per million people 1998
=52 India 1 per million people 1998

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Patents granted. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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

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Interesting observations about Economy > Patents granted

Japan ranked first for patents granted amongst High income OECD countries in 1998.
United States ranked first for patents granted amongst Cold countries in 1998.
Sweden ranked first for patents granted amongst European Union in 1998.
Germany ranked first for patents granted amongst NATO countries in 1998.
Italy ranked last for patents granted amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 1998.
Russia ranked first for patents granted amongst Former Soviet republics in 1998.
All of the top 2 countries by patents granted are Densely populated.
France ranked third for patents granted amongst Europe in 1998.
All of the top 2 countries by patents granted are East Asian and Pacific.
Portugal ranked second last for patents granted amongst Eurozone in 1998.
China ranked last for patents granted amongst Non-religious countries in 1998.

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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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