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High income OECD countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 255,832 2011
2 Japan 55,030 2011
3 South Korea 40,890 2011
4 Canada 30,357 2011
5 Australia 23,143 2011
6 Germany 12,458 2011
7 United Kingdom 6,916 2011
8 Israel 5,526 2011
9 New Zealand 4,708 2011
10 Chile 2,453 2011
11 France 2,099 2011
12 Italy 927 2011
13 Norway 654 2011
14 Switzerland 446 2011
15 Sweden 337 2011
16 Netherlands 310 2011
17 Austria 276 2011
18 Poland 244 2011
19 Denmark 197 2011
20 Spain 196 2011
21 Belgium 127 2011
22 Finland 124 2011
23 Czech Republic 97 2011
24 Portugal 75 2011
25 Ireland 67 2011
26 Luxembourg 43 2011
27 Slovakia 33 2011
28 Iceland 21 2011
29 Greece 16 2010
30 Estonia 15 2011
31 Slovenia 11 2010

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