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Patent applications, residents
CountryYearPatent applications, residents
per mn inhab.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Europe
Albania20168
Austria2016471
Belarus201660
Belgium2016286
Bosnia and Herzegovina201617
Bulgaria201635
Croatia201645
Cyprus201643
Czech Republic201693
Denmark2016597
Estonia201655
Finland2016560
France2016369
Germany2016890
Greece201663
Hungary201674
Iceland2016218
Ireland2016184
Italy2016215
Latvia201655
Liechtenstein201610,000
Lithuania201642
Luxembourg20161,067
Macedonia, fYR of201321
Malta2015215
Monaco20161,117
Montenegro201616
Netherlands2016536
Norway2016335
Poland2016123
Portugal201685
Republic of Moldova201626
Romania201653
Russian Federation2016188
San Marino2016392
Serbia201627
Slovakia201648
Slovenia2011293
Spain201693
Sweden2016564
Switzerland20161,043
Turkey201685
Ukraine201650
United Kingdom2016290
Africa
Algeria20163
Botswana20142
Burkina Faso19991
Cote d'Ivoire20122
Djibouti20131
Egypt201610
Kenya20163
Lesotho19961
Liberia19937
Libya19962
Madagascar20081
Mauritius20162
Morocco20167
Mozambique20161
Namibia19938
Rwanda20124
South Africa201650
Sudan20167
Tunisia201621
Zambia20141
Zimbabwe20151
America
Argentina201620
Barbados20144
Belize20063
Bolivia, Plurinat. State20161
Brazil201625
Canada2016112
Chile201622
Colombia201611
Costa Rica20162
Cuba20163
Dominican Republic20162
Ecuador20163
El Salvador20161
Guatemala20141
Guyana20141
Honduras20161
Jamaica20167
Mexico201610
Nicaragua20131
Panama201617
Paraguay20103
Peru20162
The Bahamas20168
Trinidad and Tobago20162
United States2016914
Uruguay20158
Venezuela, Bol. Rep. Of20111
Asia
Armenia201644
Azerbaijan201619
Bahrain20166
Bangladesh20001
Bhutan20134
Brunei Darussalam201463
China2016874
Georgia201626
India201610
Indonesia20154
Iran, Islamic Republic of2016186
Iraq20159
Israel2016152
Japan20162,049
Jordan20162
Kazakhstan201659
Korea, Democratic People's Republic2012336
Korea, Republic of20163,189
Kyrgyzstan201615
Lebanon201519
Malaysia201636
Mongolia201637
Nepal20131
Pakistan20161
Philippines20163
Qatar20169
Saudi Arabia201641
Singapore2016286
Sri Lanka201613
Syrian Arab Republic201511
Tajikistan20121
Thailand201415
Turkmenistan199910
United Arab Emirates20154
Uzbekistan201611
Vietnam20166
Yemen20161
Oceania
Australia2016109
New Zealand2016229
Samoa20155

Last update: 30.05.2018

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