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Industry > Patent applications > Residents: 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 Japan 362,342 2004
2 United States 185,008 2004
3 South Korea 105,027 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 104,639 2003
4 China 65,586 2004
5 Germany 48,329 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 40,824.18 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 27,735.11 2003
6 Russia 22,944 2004
7 United Kingdom 18,816 2004
8 France 14,230 2004
9 Australia 8,555 2004
10 Italy 7,877 2000
11 India 6,795 2004
12 South Africa 5,549 1995
Eurozone average (profile) 4,528.81 2003
NATO countries average (profile) 4,315.43 2003
European Union average (profile) 4,269.12 2004
13 Ukraine 4,086 2004
14 Canada 3,929 2003
15 Brazil 3,892 2004
Europe average (profile) 3,277.72 1996
Emerging markets average (profile) 3,149.68 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2,916.83 2002
16 Spain 2,864 2004
17 Sweden 2,752 2004
18 Poland 2,381 2004
19 Netherlands 2,187 2004
20 Finland 2,004 2004
21 Austria 1,965 2004
22 Denmark 1,843 2004
23 Switzerland 1,827 2002
24 Kazakhstan 1,696 2003
25 New Zealand 1,579 2004
26 Israel 1,329 2003
27 Norway 1,277 2001
28 Belarus 1,065 2004
29 Romania 937 2004
30 Ireland 787 2004
31 Argentina 786 2004
32 Hungary 738 2004
33 Iran 691 2001
34 Thailand 681 2003
35 Czech Republic 619 2004
36 Mexico 531 2004
37 Belgium 519 2003
38 Singapore 509 2004
39 Greece 487 2004
40 Turkey 465 2003
41 Croatia 383 2004
42 Serbia and Montenegro 381 2003
43 Slovenia 327 2004
44 Moldova 297 2004
45 Uzbekistan 273 2004
46 Bulgaria 263 2004
47 Syria 249 2000
48 Georgia 248 2004
49 Chile 241 2000
50 Indonesia 226 2004
51 Slovakia 214 2004
=52 Malaysia 179 1997
=52 Kyrgyzstan 179 2003
54 Azerbaijan 165 1996
=55 Philippines 157 2004
=55 Egypt 157 2004
57 Armenia 151 2003
58 Mongolia 143 2004
59 Hong Kong 127 2004
60 Portugal 121 2004
61 Cuba 110 1999
62 Latvia 107 2004
63 Morocco 104 2000
64 Sri Lanka 95 2003
65 Lithuania 69 2004
66 Iraq 68 1996
67 Saudi Arabia 61 2002
=68 Pakistan 58 2001
=68 Algeria 58 2004
70 Iceland 57 2003
71 Venezuela 56 2000
72 Colombia 52 2002
73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 47 2004
74 Tunisia 46 1996
75 Turkmenistan 44 1999
76 Peru 38 2004
77 Uruguay 37 2004
78 Vietnam 34 2000
=79 Tajikistan 32 2004
=79 Bangladesh 32 1998
81 Costa Rica 29 1993
82 Zimbabwe 28 1996
83 Estonia 27 2004
84 Kenya 25 1999
85 Malta 22 2002
86 Bolivia 17 1995
=87 Madagascar 16 2004
=87 Luxembourg 16 2003
89 Jamaica 15 2002
=90 Liberia 14 1993
=90 Dominican Republic 14 1986
=90 Nicaragua 14 2000
=93 Ecuador 13 2002
=93 Namibia 13 1993
=95 Libya 12 1996
=95 Nigeria 12 1990
=95 Paraguay 12 2003
98 Jordan 11 1989
=99 Cyprus 9 2004
=99 Guyana 9 1986
=101 Monaco 7 2004
=101 Panama 7 2000
=101 Honduras 7 2002
104 Zambia 6 2001
105 Guatemala 5 2001
106 Angola 4 1992
=107 Ethiopia 3 2000
=107 Malawi 3 2000
=107 Mauritius 3 1998
=107 El Salvador 3 1995
=107 Nepal 3 1995
=112 Trinidad and Tobago 2 2002
=112 Botswana 2 2001
=112 The Bahamas 2 1992
=112 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 1996
=116 Rwanda 1 1988
=116 The Gambia 1 2001
=116 Aruba 1 2002
=116 Albania 1 2000
=116 Lesotho 1 1996
=116 Haiti 1 1999
=116 Burundi 1 1996

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"Countries Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Residents. 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/Residents

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