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Non-religious 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 Australia 425.79 per 1 million people 2004
3 Sweden 306.05 per 1 million people 2004
4 Austria 240.38 per 1 million people 2004
5 France 235.12 per 1 million people 2004
6 Netherlands 134.32 per 1 million people 2004
7 Canada 124.22 per 1 million people 2003
8 Czech Republic 60.65 per 1 million people 2004
9 China 50.6 per 1 million people 2004
10 Azerbaijan 21.25 per 1 million people 1996
11 Hong Kong 18.45 per 1 million people 2004
12 Turkey 6.58 per 1 million people 2003
13 Vietnam 0.438 per 1 million people 2000

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Non-religious 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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