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1382. Patents, by Country

[Includes only U.S. patents granted to residents of areas outside of the United States and its territories Countries are in rank order for the latest year]

 
1995 1996 1997 1998
Country - - -
Total 1 Inventions Designs Total 1 Inventions Designs Total 1 Inventions Designs Total 1 Inventions Designs
 
  Total 49,435 45,680 3,461 52,372 48,542 3,547 54,211 50,276 3,667 72,501 67,228 4,854
Japan 22,864 21,764 1,026 24,047 23,053 936 24,184 23,179 948 32,116 30,841 1,207
Germany 6,874 6,600 221 7,125 6,818 250 7,291 7,008 239 9,582 9,095 410
France 3,009 2,821 169 3,016 2,788 201 3,202 2,958 212 3,990 3,674 282
Taiwan 2 2,087 1,620 466 2,419 1,897 522 2,597 2,057 539 3,805 3,100 705
United Kingdom 2,681 2,478 181 2,674 2,453 202 2,904 2,678 196 3,726 3,464 230
Canada 2,446 2,104 330 2,639 2,233 401 2,816 2,379 418 3,536 2,974 547
Korea, South 1,240 1,161 78 1,567 1,493 72 1,965 1,891 73 3,362 3,259 103
Italy 1,242 1,078 159 1,385 1,200 179 1,417 1,239 165 1,819 1,583 231
Netherlands 894 799 57 885 797 44 894 808 55 1,382 1,226 84
Switzerland 1,186 1,056 127 1,191 1,112 74 1,179 1,090 89 1,373 1,278 94
Sweden 914 806 107 971 854 115 970 867 100 1,346 1,225 118
Australia 548 459 85 566 471 87 568 478 76 830 720 95
Israel 432 384 26 525 484 32 577 534 43 820 754 50
Belgium 419 397 19 516 488 26 559 515 40 755 693 42
Finland 387 358 27 453 444 9 468 452 15 629 595 34
Denmark 314 199 99 334 241 66 432 333 89 500 392 66
Austria 359 337 21 387 362 25 393 376 17 408 387 19
Other countries 1,539 1,259 263 1,672 1,354 306 1,795 1,434 353 2,522 1,968 537



1 Includes patents for botanical plants and reissues, not shown separately.
2 With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the U.S. government recognized the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.

Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Technology Assessment and Forecast Data Base.

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/reports.htm



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1382_patents_by_country.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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