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Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Norway 2,064.8 2001
2 Singapore 1,938.22 2004
3 Iceland 1,811.18 2004
4 Hong Kong 1,456.18 2004
5 Israel 1,334.74 2003
6 New Zealand 1,211.5 2004
7 Malta 1,173.78 2004
8 Australia 1,075.7 2004
9 Canada 1,051.21 2003
10 South Korea 730.41 2004
11 United States 587.2 2004
12 Japan 475.41 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 413.27 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 408.43 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 399.54 2003
13 Brunei 314.68 1993
14 Malaysia 287.63 1997
15 Barbados 255.43 1999
NATO countries average (profile) 254.02 2003
16 Hungary 189.87 2004
17 Croatia 189.46 2004
18 Chile 186.29 2000
19 United Kingdom 186.04 2004
20 Trinidad and Tobago 159.67 2003
21 Uruguay 154.64 2004
22 South Africa 140.62 1995
23 Poland 140.35 2004
24 Germany 132.16 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 117.86 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 116.55 2000
25 Mexico 115.81 2004
26 The Bahamas 108.98 1992
European Union average (profile) 106.33 2004
27 Argentina 99.61 2004
28 Venezuela 93.91 2000
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 89.79 2004
30 Cyprus 83.68 2004
31 Brazil 80.43 2004
32 Seychelles 78.52 1996
33 Namibia 76.95 1993
34 Estonia 71.89 2004
35 Austria 67.18 2004
36 Thailand 67.13 2003
37 Switzerland 63.97 2002
38 Czech Republic 61.96 2004
39 Monaco 59.98 2004
40 Bahrain 59.3 1992
41 Sweden 53.15 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 52.2 2003
42 Swaziland 51.77 1992
43 Russia 50.37 2004
44 Panama 50.08 2000
45 China 50 2004
46 France 48.8 2004
47 Georgia 48.63 2004
48 Macau 47.98 2004
49 Slovakia 44.4 2004
50 Saint Lucia 44.12 2001
51 Finland 41.31 2004
52 Belarus 39.26 2004
53 Belize 38.17 1989
54 Ecuador 36.14 2004
55 Ukraine 35.66 2004
56 Mongolia 34.45 2004
57 Netherlands 34.15 2004
58 Denmark 31.83 2004
59 Paraguay 30.45 2003
60 Philippines 30.14 2004
61 Peru 28.65 2004
62 Dominica 28.02 1995
63 Costa Rica 27.47 1993
64 Malawi 26.93 2001
65 Saudi Arabia 25.29 2002
66 Nicaragua 25.29 2000
67 Honduras 24.79 2002
68 Kiribati 24.58 1999
69 Italy 24.52 2000
70 Fiji 23.66 1986
71 Guatemala 22.65 2001
72 Slovenia 21.03 2004
73 Jamaica 20.63 2002
74 Dominican Republic 20.25 1986
75 Jordan 19.96 1989
76 Latvia 19.02 2004
77 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.54 2000
78 Belgium 18.12 2003
79 Luxembourg 17.71 2003
80 Bulgaria 17.09 2004
81 Vietnam 15.59 2000
82 Indonesia 15.55 2004
83 Morocco 14.31 1998
84 Ireland 14.25 2004
85 Tunisia 14.08 1996
86 Bolivia 13.88 1995
87 Lithuania 13.1 2004
88 Cuba 11.44 1999
89 Samoa 11.19 2004
90 El Salvador 11.13 1995
91 Liberia 10.47 1993
92 Mauritius 10.34 1998
93 Zimbabwe 10.3 1996
94 Algeria 9.98 2004
95 Sri Lanka 9.86 2003
96 India 9.61 2004
97 Guyana 8.28 1990
98 Uzbekistan 7.93 2004
99 Egypt 7.61 2004
100 Romania 7.52 2004
101 Spain 7.5 2004
102 Pakistan 6.97 2004
103 Kazakhstan 6.84 2003
104 Solomon Islands 6.6 1989
105 Portugal 6.28 2004
106 Turkey 5.81 2003
107 Colombia 4.8 2002
108 Libya 4.75 1996
109 Nigeria 2.57 1990
110 Moldova 2.5 2004
111 Greece 2.44 2004
112 Zambia 2.41 2001
113 Ghana 2.39 1994
114 Azerbaijan 2.19 1996
115 Iran 2.13 1995
116 Armenia 1.98 2004
117 Bangladesh 1.3 1995
118 Sierra Leone 1.27 1995
119 Madagascar 1.24 2004
120 Sudan 1.19 1992
121 Somalia 1.15 1985
122 Lesotho 1.14 1995
123 Turkmenistan 1.12 1999
124 Kenya 0.984 1999
125 Tanzania 0.932 1989
126 Iraq 0.856 1996
127 Syria 0.837 1995
128 Burundi 0.635 1996
129 Haiti 0.593 1999
130 Uganda 0.585 1992
131 Rwanda 0.509 1999
132 North Korea 0.384 1992
133 Tajikistan 0.3 2004
134 Nepal 0.243 1995
135 Kyrgyzstan 0.198 2003
136 Angola 0.182 1992
137 Ethiopia 0.0606 2000

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"Countries Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Industry/Patent-applications/Nonresidents-per-million

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