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Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Norway 2,065.14 per 1 million people 2001
2 Singapore 1,904.58 per 1 million people 2004
3 Iceland 1,811.05 per 1 million people 2004
4 Hong Kong 1,435.21 per 1 million people 2004
5 Israel 1,334.74 per 1 million people 2003
6 New Zealand 1,219.28 per 1 million people 2004
7 Malta 1,173.69 per 1 million people 2004
8 Australia 1,077.59 per 1 million people 2004
9 Canada 1,052.73 per 1 million people 2003
10 South Korea 729.75 per 1 million people 2004
11 United States 585.5 per 1 million people 2004
12 Japan 475.4 per 1 million people 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 413.61 per 1 million people 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 408.76 per 1 million people 2003
Non-religious countries average (profile) 398.64 per 1 million people 2003
13 Brunei 314.77 per 1 million people 1993
14 Malaysia 292.72 per 1 million people 1997
15 Barbados 256.27 per 1 million people 1999
NATO countries average (profile) 254.14 per 1 million people 2003
16 Hungary 189.87 per 1 million people 2004
17 Croatia 189.29 per 1 million people 2004
18 Chile 186.81 per 1 million people 2000
19 United Kingdom 186.15 per 1 million people 2004
20 Trinidad and Tobago 158.02 per 1 million people 2003
21 Uruguay 155.68 per 1 million people 2004
22 South Africa 140.62 per 1 million people 1995
23 Poland 140.35 per 1 million people 2004
24 Germany 132.16 per 1 million people 2004
25 Mexico 124.13 per 1 million people 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 120.05 per 1 million people 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 116.91 per 1 million people 2000
26 Cyprus 114.9 per 1 million people 2004
27 The Bahamas 109.69 per 1 million people 1992
European Union average (profile) 107.65 per 1 million people 2004
28 Argentina 99.45 per 1 million people 2004
29 Venezuela 94.28 per 1 million people 2000
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina 89.27 per 1 million people 2004
31 Brazil 80.47 per 1 million people 2004
32 Seychelles 78.52 per 1 million people 1996
33 Namibia 77.31 per 1 million people 1993
34 Estonia 71.91 per 1 million people 2004
35 Thailand 68.56 per 1 million people 2003
36 Austria 67.16 per 1 million people 2004
37 Switzerland 63.97 per 1 million people 2002
38 Czech Republic 62.02 per 1 million people 2004
39 Monaco 61.73 per 1 million people 2004
40 Bahrain 58.65 per 1 million people 1992
41 Swaziland 57.34 per 1 million people 1992
42 Sweden 53.16 per 1 million people 2004
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 52.02 per 1 million people 2003
43 Panama 51.87 per 1 million people 2000
44 France 50.56 per 1 million people 2004
45 Russia 50.37 per 1 million people 2004
46 China 49.99 per 1 million people 2004
47 Macau 48.12 per 1 million people 2004
48 Georgia 46.48 per 1 million people 2004
49 Slovakia 44.4 per 1 million people 2004
50 Saint Lucia 44.3 per 1 million people 2001
51 Finland 41.31 per 1 million people 2004
52 Belarus 38.88 per 1 million people 2004
53 Belize 38.21 per 1 million people 1989
54 Ecuador 37.5 per 1 million people 2004
55 Ukraine 35.66 per 1 million people 2004
56 Mongolia 34.2 per 1 million people 2004
57 Netherlands 34.15 per 1 million people 2004
58 Denmark 31.84 per 1 million people 2004
59 Philippines 31.11 per 1 million people 2004
60 Paraguay 30.47 per 1 million people 2003
61 Peru 28.48 per 1 million people 2004
62 Costa Rica 27.5 per 1 million people 1993
63 Dominica 27.4 per 1 million people 1995
64 Malawi 26.54 per 1 million people 2001
65 Nicaragua 26.22 per 1 million people 2000
66 Saudi Arabia 25.57 per 1 million people 2002
67 Italy 24.51 per 1 million people 2000
68 Honduras 23.89 per 1 million people 2002
69 Fiji 23.77 per 1 million people 1986
70 Guatemala 22.74 per 1 million people 2001
71 Kiribati 22.62 per 1 million people 1999
72 Slovenia 21.03 per 1 million people 2004
73 Jamaica 20.63 per 1 million people 2002
74 Dominican Republic 20.02 per 1 million people 1986
75 Jordan 19.96 per 1 million people 1989
76 Latvia 19.02 per 1 million people 2004
77 Belgium 18.12 per 1 million people 2003
78 Luxembourg 17.78 per 1 million people 2003
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 17.25 per 1 million people 2000
80 Bulgaria 17.09 per 1 million people 2004
81 Indonesia 15.81 per 1 million people 2004
82 Vietnam 15.59 per 1 million people 2000
83 Morocco 14.48 per 1 million people 1998
84 Ireland 14.26 per 1 million people 2004
85 Bolivia 14.17 per 1 million people 1995
86 Tunisia 14.08 per 1 million people 1996
87 Lithuania 13.1 per 1 million people 2004
88 Cuba 11.46 per 1 million people 1999
89 El Salvador 11.29 per 1 million people 1995
90 Samoa 10.88 per 1 million people 2004
91 Mauritius 10.34 per 1 million people 1998
92 Algeria 10.32 per 1 million people 2004
93 Liberia 10.25 per 1 million people 1993
94 Zimbabwe 10.16 per 1 million people 1996
95 India 9.88 per 1 million people 2004
96 Sri Lanka 9.82 per 1 million people 2003
97 Guyana 8.23 per 1 million people 1990
98 Uzbekistan 7.93 per 1 million people 2004
99 Romania 7.52 per 1 million people 2004
100 Spain 7.5 per 1 million people 2004
101 Egypt 7.39 per 1 million people 2004
102 Pakistan 7.11 per 1 million people 2004
103 Kazakhstan 6.84 per 1 million people 2003
104 Solomon Islands 6.5 per 1 million people 1989
105 Portugal 6.29 per 1 million people 2004
106 Turkey 5.42 per 1 million people 2003
107 Libya 4.69 per 1 million people 1996
108 Colombia 4.6 per 1 million people 2002
109 Nigeria 2.6 per 1 million people 1990
110 Greece 2.44 per 1 million people 2004
111 Moldova 2.29 per 1 million people 2004
112 Zambia 2.29 per 1 million people 2001
113 Ghana 2.26 per 1 million people 1994
114 Azerbaijan 2.19 per 1 million people 1996
115 Iran 2.19 per 1 million people 1995
116 Armenia 1.98 per 1 million people 2004
117 Bangladesh 1.34 per 1 million people 1995
118 Madagascar 1.22 per 1 million people 2004
119 Sierra Leone 1.21 per 1 million people 1995
120 Lesotho 1.18 per 1 million people 1995
121 Turkmenistan 1.12 per 1 million people 1999
122 Somalia 1.08 per 1 million people 1985
123 Kenya 1 per 1 million people 1999
124 Sudan 0.952 per 1 million people 1992
125 Tanzania 0.931 per 1 million people 1989
126 Syria 0.813 per 1 million people 1995
127 Iraq 0.807 per 1 million people 1996
128 Burundi 0.644 per 1 million people 1996
129 Haiti 0.639 per 1 million people 1999
130 Uganda 0.579 per 1 million people 1992
131 Rwanda 0.533 per 1 million people 1999
132 North Korea 0.396 per 1 million people 1992
133 Tajikistan 0.309 per 1 million people 2004
134 Nepal 0.231 per 1 million people 1995
135 Kyrgyzstan 0.198 per 1 million people 2003
136 Angola 0.179 per 1 million people 1992
137 Ethiopia 0.062 per 1 million people 2000

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"Countries Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Nonresidents > Per capita. 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/Per-capita

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