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Australia

Australian Intellectual property Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Patent applications 11,348 2011 19th out of 20
Patent applications per thousand people 0.508 2011 16th out of 20
Patents granted 17,877 2011 7th out of 19
Patents granted per million people 800.8 2011 5th out of 19
Patents in force 107,708 2008 12th out of 18
Patents in force per thousand people 5.04 2008 13th out of 18

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries); Wikipedia: List of countries by patents (Top 20 countries). 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.

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