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Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Patent applications are applications filed 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 171,935 2004
2 China 64,798 2004
3 Japan 60,739 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 46,319.83 2003
4 South Korea 35,088 2004
5 Canada 33,298 2003
6 Australia 21,651 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17,980.45 2003
7 Brazil 14,800 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13,704.56 2003
8 Mexico 12,667 2004
9 United Kingdom 11,138 2004
10 Germany 10,905 2004
11 India 10,671 2004
12 Hong Kong 9,878 2004
13 Norway 9,320 2001
14 Israel 8,929 2003
15 Singapore 8,076 2004
16 Russia 7,246 2004
17 Malaysia 6,272 1997
Emerging markets average (profile) 6,002.9 2000
18 South Africa 5,501 1995
19 Poland 5,359 2004
20 New Zealand 4,952 2004
21 Thailand 4,329 2003
22 Argentina 3,816 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 3,469.79 2003
23 Indonesia 3,441 2004
24 France 3,060 2004
25 Chile 2,879 2000
26 Philippines 2,539 2004
27 Venezuela 2,292 2000
28 Hungary 1,919 2004
29 Ukraine 1,692 2004
European Union average (profile) 1,504.64 2004
30 Italy 1,396 2000
31 Vietnam 1,210 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 1,115.67 2004
32 Pakistan 1,081 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1,055.83 2003
33 Croatia 841 2004
34 Peru 785 2004
35 Czech Republic 633 2004
36 Netherlands 556 2004
37 Saudi Arabia 552 2002
38 Austria 549 2004
39 Egypt 537 2004
40 Iceland 529 2004
41 Uruguay 514 2004
42 Ecuador 489 2004
43 Sweden 478 2004
44 Malta 471 2004
45 Switzerland 466 2002
46 Morocco 401 1998
47 Turkey 383 2003
48 Belarus 382 2004
49 Bosnia and Herzegovina 349 2004
50 Algeria 334 2004
51 Spain 320 2004
52 Malawi 313 2001
53 Guatemala 260 2001
54 Nigeria 246 1990
55 Slovakia 239 2004
56 Finland 216 2004
57 Georgia 210 2004
=58 Uzbekistan 205 2004
=58 Trinidad and Tobago 205 2003
60 Colombia 198 2002
61 Sri Lanka 189 2003
62 Belgium 188 2003
63 Paraguay 173 2003
64 Denmark 172 2004
65 Romania 163 2004
66 Honduras 161 2002
67 Bangladesh 156 1995
68 Panama 153 2000
69 Dominican Republic 135 1986
70 Bulgaria 133 2004
=71 Iran 129 1995
=71 Nicaragua 129 2000
73 Tunisia 128 1996
74 Cuba 127 1999
75 Zimbabwe 122 1996
76 Namibia 120 1993
77 Bolivia 106 1995
78 Kazakhstan 102 2003
79 Estonia 97 2004
80 Costa Rica 91 1993
81 Brunei 88 1993
82 Mongolia 86 2004
83 Cyprus 85 2004
84 Barbados 68 1999
85 Portugal 66 2004
86 El Salvador 64 1995
87 Jordan 61 1989
88 Ireland 58 2004
89 Jamaica 54 2002
90 Swaziland 47 1992
91 Lithuania 45 2004
92 Latvia 44 2004
93 Slovenia 42 2004
94 Ghana 39 1994
95 Bahrain 31 1992
96 Kenya 30 1999
97 The Bahamas 29 1992
98 Greece 27 2004
99 Sudan 26 1992
100 Zambia 25 2001
=101 Tanzania 23 1989
=101 Libya 23 1996
=103 Madagascar 22 2004
=103 Macau 22 2004
105 Liberia 21 1993
106 Iraq 18 1996
=107 Fiji 17 1986
=107 Azerbaijan 17 1996
=109 Mauritius 12 1998
=109 Syria 12 1995
111 Uganda 11 1992
112 Moldova 9 2004
=113 Luxembourg 8 2003
=113 North Korea 8 1992
=115 Belize 7 1989
=115 Saint Lucia 7 2001
=115 Somalia 7 1985
=118 Armenia 6 2004
=118 Seychelles 6 1996
=118 Guyana 6 1990
=121 Turkmenistan 5 1999
=121 Sierra Leone 5 1995
=121 Nepal 5 1995
=121 Haiti 5 1999
=125 Ethiopia 4 2000
=125 Rwanda 4 1999
=125 Burundi 4 1996
=128 Dominica 2 1995
=128 Monaco 2 2004
=128 Tajikistan 2 2004
=128 Samoa 2 2004
=128 Lesotho 2 1995
=128 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 2000
=128 Solomon Islands 2 1989
=128 Angola 2 1992
=128 Kiribati 2 1999
137 Kyrgyzstan 1 2003

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"Countries Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Industry/Patent-applications/Nonresidents

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