Patent applications of non-residents reached 313,052 in 2017 in USA, according to World Bank. This is 0.905 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in USA reached an all time high of 313,052 in 2017 and an all time low of 16,631 in 1960. When compared to USA's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Canada amounted to 30,969, 135,885 in China, 58,189 in Japan and 15,850 in Mexico in 2017.
USA has been ranked 2nd 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.