Based on a comparison of 125 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in patent applications of non-residents with 313,052 followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Malawi with 1.00, Tanzania with 1.00 and Malta with 1.00.
Total patent applications of non-residents reached 821,403 in 2017 in the World according to World Bank. This is 0.497 % more than in the previous year and 18.5 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total patent applications of non-residents reached an all time high of 821,403 in 2017 and an all time low of 218,920 in 1986. The average annual growth amounted to 4.06 % since 1960.
The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 38.1 % of patent applications of non-residents in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 61.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 84.9 % in 2017.
Data for more countries are available at Patent Applications (Non-Residents) indicator page.
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