Patent applications of non-residents reached 58,189 in 2017 in Japan, according to World Bank. This is 0.089 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Japan reached an all time high of 62,793 in 2007 and an all time low of 17,914 in 1963. When compared to Japan's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in China amounted to 135,885, 14,106 in Russia, 45,691 in South Korea and 313,052 in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 4th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents.
Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention, a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem.