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European Union Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents per million

DEFINITION: Patent applications, nonresidents. Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or 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 Germany 152.3 2011
2 United Kingdom 110.21 2011
3 Luxembourg 82.96 2011
4 Sweden 35.66 2011
5 Denmark 35.36 2011
6 Austria 32.76 2011
7 France 32.11 2011
8 Finland 23.01 2011
9 Netherlands 18.57 2011
10 Italy 15.27 2011
11 Ireland 14.64 2011
12 Malta 14.4 2011
13 Belgium 11.5 2011
14 Estonia 11.19 2011
15 Czech Republic 9.24 2011
16 Cyprus 7.17 2011
17 Portugal 7.1 2011
18 Poland 6.33 2011
19 Slovakia 6.11 2011
20 Slovenia 5.37 2010
21 Lithuania 4.95 2011
22 Croatia 4.91 2011
23 Latvia 4.86 2011
24 Spain 4.24 2011
25 Hungary 3.61 2011
26 Bulgaria 2.86 2011
27 Romania 1.82 2011
28 Greece 1.41 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Intellectual Property Indicators and www.wipo.int/econ_stat. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data. 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/group-stats/European-Union/Economy/Innovation/Patent-applications,-nonresidents-per-million

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