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High income OECD countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, residents per million

DEFINITION: Patent applications, residents. 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 South Korea 2,772.94 2011
2 Japan 2,249.93 2011
3 United States 795.12 2011
4 Germany 574.42 2011
5 New Zealand 340.73 2011
6 Finland 306.22 2011
7 Denmark 282.56 2011
8 Austria 255.71 2011
9 United Kingdom 244.5 2011
10 Norway 226.53 2011
11 France 224.18 2011
12 Slovenia 215.76 2010
13 Sweden 212.08 2011
14 Switzerland 201.84 2011
15 Israel 175.12 2011
16 Luxembourg 163.98 2011
17 Iceland 156.73 2011
18 Netherlands 154.85 2011
19 Italy 144.82 2011
20 Canada 137.86 2011
21 Ireland 107.94 2011
22 Australia 106.75 2011
23 Poland 100.66 2011
24 Czech Republic 74.6 2011
25 Spain 74.28 2011
26 Greece 64.38 2010
27 Belgium 57.57 2011
28 Portugal 54.09 2011
29 Estonia 46.27 2011
30 Slovakia 41.49 2011
31 Chile 19.59 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, residents 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/High-income-OECD-countries/Economy/Innovation/Patent-applications,-residents-per-million

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