Patent applications in the World

1,015,900 Number in 2021

Patent applications of World increased from 555,000 in 2002 to 1.02 million in 2021 growing at an average annual rate of 3.31%.

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Research and development of the World
R&D Expenditure 2.62 % in 2021 WB
R&D personnel 1,524.27 per million people in 2018 WB
Scientific and Technical Journal Articles 2,933,010.7 Number in 2020 WB
Trademark Applications 1,021,284 Number in 2019 WB
Macro Region
Africa 73 timeseries
Asia 38 timeseries
Central America and the Caribbean 36 timeseries
Europe 84 timeseries
Middle East 30 timeseries
North America 357,699 Number in 2020 WB
Oceania 14 timeseries
South America 22 timeseries
Southeast Asia 22 timeseries
Country (Number)
United States of America 329,229 in 2021 WB
China 159,019 in 2021 WB
Japan 66,748 in 2021 WB
Republic of Korea 51,753 in 2021 WB
India 35,306 in 2021 WB
Canada 32,445 in 2021 WB
Australia 29,443 in 2021 WB
Hong Kong 21,542 in 2021 WB
Brazil 19,566 in 2021 WB
Germany 18,747 in 2021 WB
Mexico 15,044 in 2021 WB
Singapore 12,566 in 2021 WB
Russian Federation 11,408 in 2021 WB
South Africa 9,156 in 2021 WB
Israel 8,017 in 2021 WB
Viet Nam 7,468 in 2021 WB
Indonesia 7,403 in 2021 WB
Thailand 7,375 in 2021 WB
United Kingdom 7,263 in 2021 WB
Malaysia 6,651 in 2021 WB
New Zealand 6,522 in 2021 WB
Philippines 3,903 in 2021 WB
Argentina 3,263 in 2021 WB
Chile 2,680 in 2021 WB
Saudi Arabia 2,581 in 2021 WB
Morocco 2,549 in 2021 WB
United Arab Emirates 2,354 in 2021 WB
Ukraine 2,091 in 2021 WB
Colombia 1,855 in 2021 WB
Luxembourg 1,441 in 2021 WB
Netherlands 1,390 in 2021 WB
France 1,373 in 2021 WB
Egypt 1,343 in 2021 WB
Peru 1,141 in 2021 WB
Italy 797 in 2021 WB
Qatar 722 in 2021 WB
San Marino 722 in 2021 WB
Norway 634 in 2021 WB
Nigeria 598 in 2020 WB
Algeria 581 in 2021 WB
Iran 581 in 2021 WB
Pakistan 567 in 2021 WB
Costa Rica 566 in 2021 WB
Greece 532 in 2021 WB
Oman 511 in 2021 WB
Uruguay 500 in 2017 WB
Sweden 425 in 2021 WB
Belgium 415 in 2021 WB
Panama 401 in 2021 WB
Bangladesh 373 in 2021 WB
Ecuador 373 in 2021 WB
Paraguay 354 in 2021 WB
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 338 in 2017 WB
Bahrain 326 in 2021 WB
Jordan 322 in 2021 WB
Sri Lanka 273 in 2021 WB
Tunisia 271 in 2018 WB
Switzerland 267 in 2021 WB
Kuwait 256 in 2018 WB
Uzbekistan 252 in 2021 WB
Guatemala 249 in 2021 WB
Cambodia 248 in 2020 WB
Turkey 242 in 2021 WB
Bolivia 227 in 2021 WB
Dominican Republic 220 in 2021 WB
Lebanon 194 in 2015 WB
Honduras 188 in 2021 WB
Denmark 186 in 2021 WB
Austria 175 in 2021 WB
Georgia 164 in 2021 WB
Trinidad and Tobago 149 in 2021 WB
Nicaragua 145 in 2014 WB
El Salvador 144 in 2021 WB
Brunei Darussalam 137 in 2021 WB
Spain 126 in 2021 WB
Poland 111 in 2021 WB
Belarus 110 in 2021 WB
Democratic Republic of the Congo 110 in 2020 WB
Angola 108 in 2019 WB
Finland 105 in 2021 WB
Iraq 98 in 2020 WB
Kazakhstan 97 in 2020 WB
Gambia 91 in 2021 WB
Cuba 86 in 2021 WB
Mongolia 77 in 2021 WB
Barbados 73 in 2021 WB
Jamaica 60 in 2021 WB
Czech Republic 59 in 2021 WB
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 58 in 2018 WB
Ethiopia 54 in 2020 WB
Bahamas 48 in 2017 WB
Romania 45 in 2021 WB
Nepal 43 in 2017 WB
Ireland 42 in 2021 WB
North Macedonia 42 in 2021 WB
Portugal 42 in 2021 WB
Guyana 40 in 2021 WB
Kenya 37 in 2021 WB
Macau 35 in 2021 WB
Papua New Guinea 29 in 2021 WB
Seychelles 28 in 2021 WB
Belize 27 in 2021 WB
Congo 27 in 1996 WB
Libya 23 in 1996 WB
Madagascar 22 in 2021 WB
Yemen 22 in 2021 WB
Liberia 21 in 1993 WB
Syrian Arab Republic 20 in 2021 WB
Haiti 19 in 2014 WB
Serbia 18 in 2021 WB
Fiji 17 in 1986 WB
Slovenia 17 in 2021 WB
Azerbaijan 16 in 2021 WB
Grenada 16 in 2021 WB
Mozambique 16 in 2021 WB
Mauritius 14 in 2021 WB
Sao Tome and Principe 14 in 2021 WB
Hungary 13 in 2021 WB
Slovakia 13 in 2021 WB
Zambia 13 in 2021 WB
Namibia 12 in 2019 WB
Republic of Moldova 12 in 2021 WB
Croatia 11 in 2021 WB
Dominica 11 in 2021 WB
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 11 in 2021 WB
Tuvalu 11 in 2021 WB
Djibouti 10 in 2021 WB
Lithuania 9 in 2021 WB
Andorra 8 in 2021 WB
Antigua and Barbuda 8 in 2021 WB
Armenia 8 in 2021 WB
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 in 2021 WB
Ghana 8 in 2020 WB
Tajikistan 8 in 2020 WB
Bhutan 7 in 2021 WB
Mali 7 in 1981 WB
Somalia 7 in 1985 WB
Sudan 7 in 2020 WB
Bulgaria 6 in 2021 WB
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 6 in 2020 WB
Burundi 5 in 2020 WB
Malta 5 in 2021 WB
Montenegro 5 in 2020 WB
Turkmenistan 5 in 1999 WB
Zimbabwe 5 in 2016 WB
Kyrgyzstan 4 in 2021 WB
Latvia 4 in 2021 WB
Saint Kitts and Nevis 4 in 2018 WB
Sierra Leone 4 in 2020 WB
Uganda 4 in 2021 WB
Botswana 3 in 2021 WB
Monaco 3 in 2021 WB
Burkina Faso 2 in 2010 WB
Cyprus 2 in 2021 WB
Eswatini 2 in 2015 WB
Iceland 2 in 2021 WB
Kiribati 2 in 1999 WB
Rwanda 2 in 2021 WB
Saint Lucia 2 in 2018 WB
Solomon Islands 2 in 1989 WB
Tonga 2 in 2021 WB
Albania 1 in 2021 WB
Cabo Verde 1 in 2021 WB
Côte d'Ivoire 1 in 2012 WB
Estonia 1 in 2021 WB
Lesotho 1 in 2019 WB
Malawi 1 in 2016 WB
Samoa 1 in 2021 WB
United Republic of Tanzania 1 in 2015 WB