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Patent Applications by Country of Origin (1995-2008) - Country Rankings
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The following table was produced from data supplied by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. See notes below the table for more details

Patent applications by Country, ranked highest to lowest score in 2008


Rank
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Country of Origin
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1995
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2000
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2004
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2008
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
Japan
United States of America
China
Republic of Korea
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Unknown
Russian Federation
Netherlands
Switzerland
Canada
Sweden
Italy
Finland
Israel
Australia
Spain
Austria
Denmark
Belgium
India
Singapore
Ireland
Ukraine
Poland
Turkey
Norway
New Zealand
Hong Kong
Hungary
Malaysia
Czech Republic
Mexico
Greece
Romania
Brazil
Thailand
South Africa
Luxembourg
Barbados
Liechtenstein
Portugal
Slovenia
Croatia
Serbia
Bulgaria
Philippines
Cuba
Saudi Arabia
Moldova
Slovakia
Cyprus
Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Argentina
Armenia
Georgia
Sri Lanka
Iceland
Chile
Morocco
Kyrgyzstan
Bermuda
Estonia
Lithuania
Malta
Panama
Bahamas
Latvia
Monaco
Kazakhstan
Uruguay
Egypt
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Un. Arab Emirates
Colombia
Iran
Mauritius
Netherlands Antilles
Belize
Venezuela
Peru
Seychelles
T F Y R of Macedonia
Tunisia
Kuwait
Brunei Darussalam
Indonesia
Lebanon
Pakistan
Samoa
North Korea
Jordan
Andorra
Jamaica
Costa Rica
European Patent Office
Madagascar
San Marino
Viet Nam
Bolivia
Macau (SAR), China
ARIPO*
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
Antigua & Barbuda
Ecuador
Oman
Guatemala
Vanuatu
Benin
Marshall Islands
Kenya
Libya
Namibia
Nigeria
Qatar
Burundi
Cameroon
Serbia & Montenegro
Bahrain
Cote d'Ivoire
Dominican Republic
Gabon
Iraq
Montenegro
Paraguay
Syria
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Algeria
Congo
Cook Islands
Czechoslovakia
Dominica
El Salvador
Fiji
German D. R.
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Honduras
Niger
Papua New Guinea
Senegal
Afghanistan
AIPO*
Albania
Angola
Aruba
Bangladesh
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Dem. Rep. Congo
Ethiopia
EPO*
Gambia
Haiti
International Bureau
Laos
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Saint Lucia
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Tonga
Uganda
Vatican City State
Yemen
Zambia
404,604
185,077
10,324
66,391
69,583
25,584
29,687
102,513
18,046
6,736
12,162
8,937
7,479
5,281
4,171
3,101
4,171
3,472
3,938
2,623
3,117
1,710
154
1,366
4,806
2,708
185
1,807
1,745
41
1,336
149
752
607
502
1,834
3,082
148
6,177
249
5
440
116
317
267

390
169
105
29
270
307
1
1,039
221
625
212

287
77
21
173
89
119
2
16
106
11
21

210
14
1,031
36
408


141
278
3
15




100
32

1
62

21
1



7

20,867
22

23
17

2

24

8

5
1



6





592

1


76


129
35


55
28

1


3





7




27



70













8
1


130



3













4
489,187
274,317
26,427
85,648
113,770
38,054
41,046
117,507
24,080
15,413
15,829
13,846
14,804
17,120
7,655
5,353
5,326
4,880
5,138
4,728
4,792
2,892
656
1,901
5,643
2,468
366
2,692
2,301
83
1,105
221
732
760
596
1,029
3,660
574
578
609
16
688
172
341
364

258
157
15
78
242
319
23
762

997
336
119
232
71
65
255
106
80
10
19
67
28
19
26
102
60
1,401
50
537
34
4
79
410

34

65
42

71
47
1

170
2
46

1
71

11
1
1
9

34


4
4
4

1

13










327


3




249
45


3
32

1








4




28
2
1

70

2
1
1



3
101
0

1


3



0



14





6





7

507,113
323,882
68,944
136,529
120,847
41,732
40,212
89,381
23,975
24,845
20,018
19,001
13,673
11,785
8,840
5,544
9,959
5,704
6,062
6,110
5,639
6,462
1,901
2,464
4,696
2,698
868
3,213
2,774
1,054
1,413
918
1,036
880
683
970
4,728
921
785
708
331
639
326
519
525
473
411
250
99
147
305
690
90
277
8
1,233
260
3
259
125
180
476
112
2
112
45
94
17
32
57
138
65
35
78
406
58
45
45
15
10
205
6
31
46
24
40
56
22

251
6
77
2
20
58
10
4
18
870
16
5
109
2
10


3
1
10

12
1

2
9

1
3
13
1
3
20
2

5

1

3
208
32


8
59

6

1
1
1

1


2





3
1
2
48

2

1



2
1
0

220


2
3
1
143
1







4
1
4

8

12

12
1
500,034
389,073
203,257
171,903
134,232
47,006
41,079
36,470
29,164
25,299
25,201
20,857
13,891
13,237
9,897
9,591
8,394
8,058
7,613
7,406
7,280
4,537
3,533
3,412
3,282
2,886
2,678
2,608
2,310
1,518
1,308
1,287
1,245
1,153
1,147
1,094
1,056
977
908
889
737
736
728
650
439
417
403
308
306
288
281
273
271
270
254
252
246
242
227
219
195
194
194
148
145
124
123
107
101
98
95
78
77
73
69
68
65
64
50
48
46
42
38
37
36
35
26
23
22
21
21
19
19
18
18
15
15
14
14
14
14
14
13
13
11
11
11
10
8
8
6
6
5
5
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1











































Source : World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


Notes:

*ARIPO=African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
*AIPO=African Intellectual Property Organization
*EPO=Eurasian Patent Organization

Source: WIPO Statistics Database, December 2009

Counts are based on the patent filing date. Country of origin is the residence of the first-named applicant (or assignee).



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