Which Country Accepts the Most Patents by Non-Residents?

Patent Applications (Non-Residents), 2015 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 122 countries in 2015, USA ranked the highest in patent applications of non-residents with 301,075 followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Sudan with 1.00, Monaco with 1.00 and Latvia with 1.00.

Total patent applications of non-residents reached 809,702 in 2015 in the World according to World Bank. This is 1.98 % more than in the previous year and 27.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total patent applications of non-residents reached an all time high of 809,702 in 2015 and an all time low of 218,920 in 1986. The average annual growth amounted to 4.29 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 37.2 % of patent applications of non-residents in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 61.1 % share while the ten largest countries some 85.8 % in 2015.

Data for more countries are available at Patent Applications (Non-Residents) indicator page.