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Emerging markets Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita

DEFINITION: Patent applications are applications filed 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Russia 159.5 per 1 million people 2004
2 South Africa 141.85 per 1 million people 1995
3 Ukraine 86.13 per 1 million people 2004
4 Hungary 73.02 per 1 million people 2004
5 Poland 62.36 per 1 million people 2004
6 China 50.6 per 1 million people 2004
7 Latvia 46.26 per 1 million people 2004
8 Romania 43.21 per 1 million people 2004
9 Bulgaria 33.8 per 1 million people 2004
10 Brazil 21.16 per 1 million people 2004
11 Argentina 20.48 per 1 million people 2004
12 Lithuania 20.08 per 1 million people 2004
13 Estonia 20.02 per 1 million people 2004
14 Chile 15.64 per 1 million people 2000
15 Thailand 10.79 per 1 million people 2003
16 Malaysia 8.35 per 1 million people 1997
17 Turkey 6.58 per 1 million people 2003
18 India 6.29 per 1 million people 2004
19 Mexico 5.2 per 1 million people 2004
20 Venezuela 2.3 per 1 million people 2000
21 Philippines 1.92 per 1 million people 2004
22 Peru 1.38 per 1 million people 2004
23 Colombia 1.21 per 1 million people 2002
24 Indonesia 1.04 per 1 million people 2004
25 Pakistan 0.41 per 1 million people 2001

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Emerging markets Compared by Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita

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Interesting observations about Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita

  • Japan has had the highest patent applications > residents > per capita since 1985.
  • Germany ranked first for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst European Union in 2004.
  • United States ranked first for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst Cold countries in 2004.
  • Russia ranked first for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2004.
  • All of the top 2 countries by patent applications > residents > per capita are Densely populated.
  • Finland ranked second for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst Europe in 2004.
  • South Korea ranked second for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst High income OECD countries in 2004.
  • Canada ranked last for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2003.
  • All of the top 2 countries by patent applications > residents > per capita are East Asian and Pacific.
  • Denmark ranked second for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst NATO countries in 2004.
  • Slovenia ranked first for patent applications > residents > per capita amongst Eastern Europe in 2004.
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