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High income OECD countries 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 Japan 2,836.05 per 1 million people 2004
2 South Korea 2,184.32 per 1 million people 2004
3 United States 630.02 per 1 million people 2004
4 Germany 585.69 per 1 million people 2004
5 Australia 425.79 per 1 million people 2004
6 New Zealand 388.78 per 1 million people 2004
7 Finland 383.31 per 1 million people 2004
8 Denmark 341.22 per 1 million people 2004
9 United Kingdom 314.47 per 1 million people 2004
10 Sweden 306.05 per 1 million people 2004
11 Norway 282.96 per 1 million people 2001
12 Switzerland 250.8 per 1 million people 2002
13 Austria 240.38 per 1 million people 2004
14 France 235.12 per 1 million people 2004
15 Israel 198.66 per 1 million people 2003
16 Iceland 196.86 per 1 million people 2003
17 Ireland 193.44 per 1 million people 2004
18 Slovenia 163.75 per 1 million people 2004
19 Italy 138.32 per 1 million people 2000
20 Netherlands 134.32 per 1 million people 2004
21 Canada 124.22 per 1 million people 2003
22 Spain 67.09 per 1 million people 2004
23 Poland 62.36 per 1 million people 2004
24 Czech Republic 60.65 per 1 million people 2004
25 Belgium 50.02 per 1 million people 2003
26 Greece 44.03 per 1 million people 2004
27 Slovakia 39.76 per 1 million people 2004
28 Luxembourg 35.56 per 1 million people 2003
29 Estonia 20.02 per 1 million people 2004
30 Chile 15.64 per 1 million people 2000
31 Portugal 11.52 per 1 million people 2004

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High income OECD countries 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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