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Patent applications in the World

821,403 Number in 2017

Patent applications of World increased from 409,205 in 1998 to 821,403 in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 3.82 %.

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Date Value Change, %
2017 821,403.00 0.50 %
2016 817,323.00 -0.36 %
2015 820,291.00 3.10 %
2014 795,600.00 2.91 %
2013 773,102.00 3.73 %
2012 745,329.00 4.51 %
2011 713,148.00 5.77 %
2010 674,241.00 6.47 %
2009 633,251.00 -7.46 %
2008 684,324.00 2.21 %
2007 669,522.00 5.07 %
2006 637,188.00
R&D Expenditure 2.23 % in 2016 WB
R&D personnel 1,478.39 per million people in 2015 WB
Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 2,296,271.35 Number in 2016 WB
Trademark Applications 879,734 Number in 2016 WB
Macro Region
Africa 71 timeseries
Asia 38 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 34 timeseries
Europe 83 timeseries
Middle East 30 timeseries
North America 297,957 Number in 2017 WB
Oceania 12 timeseries
South America 22 timeseries
Southeast Asia 22 timeseries
Country (Number)
China 1,245,709 in 2017 WB
United States of America 293,904 in 2017 WB
Japan 260,290 in 2017 WB
Republic of Korea 159,084 in 2017 WB
Germany 47,785 in 2017 WB
Russian Federation 22,777 in 2017 WB
Iran 15,264 in 2017 WB
India 14,961 in 2017 WB
France 14,415 in 2017 WB
United Kingdom 13,301 in 2017 WB
Italy 8,643 in 2017 WB
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 8,354 in 2012 WB
Turkey 8,175 in 2017 WB
Brazil 5,480 in 2017 WB
Canada 4,053 in 2017 WB
Poland 3,924 in 2017 WB
Australia 2,503 in 2017 WB
Ukraine 2,283 in 2017 WB
Indonesia 2,271 in 2017 WB
Netherlands 2,241 in 2017 WB
Spain 2,167 in 2017 WB
Austria 2,073 in 2017 WB
Sweden 1,992 in 2017 WB
Singapore 1,609 in 2017 WB
Denmark 1,490 in 2017 WB
Israel 1,436 in 2017 WB
Finland 1,390 in 2017 WB
Switzerland 1,337 in 2017 WB
Mexico 1,334 in 2017 WB
Malaysia 1,166 in 2017 WB
Norway 1,152 in 2017 WB
Romania 1,098 in 2017 WB
Kazakhstan 1,055 in 2017 WB
New Zealand 1,014 in 2017 WB
Belgium 1,001 in 2017 WB
Thailand 979 in 2017 WB
Egypt 918 in 2016 WB
Saudi Arabia 909 in 2017 WB
Czech Republic 794 in 2017 WB
South Africa 728 in 2017 WB
Portugal 644 in 2017 WB
Iraq 613 in 2017 WB
Colombia 595 in 2017 WB
Viet Nam 592 in 2017 WB
Greece 498 in 2017 WB
Hungary 496 in 2017 WB
Slovenia 470 in 2011 WB
Belarus 434 in 2017 WB
Chile 425 in 2017 WB
Argentina 393 in 2017 WB
Uzbekistan 357 in 2017 WB
Hong Kong 324 in 2017 WB
Philippines 323 in 2017 WB
Sudan 281 in 2017 WB
Sri Lanka 277 in 2017 WB
Bulgaria 202 in 2017 WB
Morocco 198 in 2017 WB
Pakistan 193 in 2017 WB
Ireland 183 in 2017 WB
Slovakia 183 in 2017 WB
Tunisia 172 in 2017 WB
Serbia 171 in 2017 WB
Trinidad and Tobago 171 in 2017 WB
Luxembourg 156 in 2017 WB
Algeria 149 in 2017 WB
Croatia 148 in 2017 WB
Azerbaijan 144 in 2016 WB
Kyrgyzstan 137 in 2017 WB
Kenya 135 in 2017 WB
Mongolia 124 in 2017 WB
Syrian Arab Republic 120 in 2017 WB
Lebanon 110 in 2015 WB
Armenia 107 in 2017 WB
Peru 100 in 2017 WB
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 96 in 2017 WB
Latvia 90 in 2017 WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina 87 in 2017 WB
Lithuania 81 in 2017 WB
Georgia 75 in 2017 WB
Republic of Moldova 73 in 2017 WB
Cambodia 65 in 2015 WB
Bangladesh 61 in 2017 WB
Bolivia 59 in 2017 WB
United Arab Emirates 52 in 2017 WB
Nigeria 50 in 2013 WB
Turkmenistan 44 in 1999 WB
North Macedonia 42 in 2013 WB
Barbados 41 in 2016 WB
Belize 37 in 2016 WB
Estonia 37 in 2017 WB
Iceland 36 in 2017 WB
Panama 33 in 2017 WB
Cuba 29 in 2017 WB
Congo 27 in 1996 WB
Côte d'Ivoire 26 in 2012 WB
Jordan 26 in 2017 WB
Guyana 23 in 2017 WB
Uruguay 23 in 2017 WB
Albania 21 in 2016 WB
Dominican Republic 20 in 2017 WB
Nepal 20 in 2017 WB
Costa Rica 19 in 2017 WB
Qatar 19 in 2017 WB
Monaco 18 in 2017 WB
Paraguay 18 in 2010 WB
Fiji 17 in 1986 WB
Grenada 17 in 2016 WB
Ecuador 16 in 2017 WB
Uganda 16 in 2016 WB
Ghana 15 in 2017 WB
Mozambique 15 in 2016 WB
Yemen 15 in 2017 WB
Liberia 14 in 1993 WB
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 13 in 1974 WB
Ethiopia 12 in 2007 WB
Libya 12 in 1996 WB
Zambia 12 in 2017 WB
Jamaica 11 in 2017 WB
Montenegro 10 in 2016 WB
Namibia 10 in 2017 WB
Madagascar 9 in 2017 WB
Saint Kitts and Nevis 9 in 2017 WB
Antigua and Barbuda 8 in 2017 WB
Bahrain 8 in 2017 WB
Brunei Darussalam 8 in 2017 WB
Cyprus 8 in 2017 WB
Democratic Republic of the Congo 8 in 1984 WB
Zimbabwe 8 in 2016 WB
Saint Lucia 7 in 2001 WB
Somalia 7 in 1985 WB
Andorra 6 in 2017 WB
Seychelles 6 in 1996 WB
Sierra Leone 5 in 1995 WB
Angola 4 in 1992 WB
Bahamas 4 in 2017 WB
Djibouti 4 in 2014 WB
El Salvador 4 in 2017 WB
Gambia 4 in 2017 WB
Honduras 4 in 2017 WB
Kuwait 4 in 1974 WB
Oman 4 in 2017 WB
San Marino 4 in 2016 WB
Bhutan 3 in 2017 WB
Botswana 3 in 2017 WB
Guatemala 3 in 2017 WB
Malawi 3 in 2016 WB
Malta 3 in 2016 WB
Rwanda 3 in 2017 WB
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 in 2017 WB
Sao Tome and Principe 3 in 2014 WB
Burkina Faso 2 in 2010 WB
Dominica 2 in 1995 WB
Eswatini 2 in 2015 WB
Haiti 2 in 2014 WB
Kiribati 2 in 1999 WB
Solomon Islands 2 in 1989 WB
Burundi 1 in 1996 WB
Lesotho 1 in 1996 WB
Macau 1 in 2017 WB
Mali 1 in 1981 WB
Mauritius 1 in 2017 WB
Nicaragua 1 in 2014 WB
Papua New Guinea 1 in 2015 WB
Samoa 1 in 2015 WB
Tajikistan 1 in 2015 WB
United Republic of Tanzania 1 in 2015 WB

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