Patents Granted for Foreign Applications, 1985 - 2006

Countries and Region

Accumulated Number

Year 1985-2002

Year 2003

Year 2004

Year 2005

Year 2006

 Total

248757

90683

32638

38910

42384

44142

Andorra 

1

0

1

0

0

0

United Arab Emirates 

7

3

0

1

1

2

Armenia 

1

1

0

0

0

0

Netherlands Antilles 

96

11

15

14

35

21

Argentina 

9

4

3

2

0

0

Austria 

1182

622

124

125

170

141

Australia 

2143

939

211

251

382

360

Barbados 

17

5

1

5

1

5

Belgium 

1015

465

125

124

134

167

Bulgaria

21

13

0

2

4

2

Bahrain 

1

0

0

1

0

0

Bermuda

53

13

7

11

6

16

Brunei

5

0

1

1

1

2

Brazil 

223

92

34

25

35

37

Bahamas

61

18

17

5

9

12

Belarus

6

3

0

1

2

0

Belize 

1

0

0

1

0

0

Canada 

1666

718

197

244

270

237

Central African Republic 

2

0

2

0

0

0

Switzerland 

7960

3725

913

1084

1103

1135

Cook Islands

2

0

0

0

1

1

Chile 

7

4

0

2

1

0

Colombia 

4

0

0

2

0

2

Costa Rica

1

0

0

0

0

1

Czechoslovakia

32

32

Serbia and Montenegro

1

0

0

0

0

1

Cuba

28

5

4

4

9

6

Cyprus

27

10

4

5

5

3

Czech Republic

106

2

21

3

12

68

Germany

21393

7825

2977

3379

3709

3503

Denmark

1593

594

217

234

283

265

Dominica

2

1

0

0

0

1

Ecuador 

1

1

0

0

0

0

Estonia

4

1

0

0

1

2

Egypt 

5

1

0

0

1

3

Spain

827

263

90

91

161

222

Finland 

2778

903

525

466

496

388

Falkland Islands

1

1

0

0

0

0

France

10259

4196

1180

1541

1674

1668

Bosina and Herzegovina

2

0

2

0

0

0

Great Britain

6021

2679

808

787

885

862

Georgia

1

1

0

0

0

0

Gibraltar

7

1

2

1

2

1

Greece

30

13

2

6

6

3

Croatia

33

14

2

7

5

5

Hungary

223

155

17

14

22

15

Indonesia

61

22

8

5

11

15

Ireland 

169

37

18

36

48

30

Israel 

485

141

86

112

76

70

India

317

83

33

75

67

59

Iceland 

18

7

1

3

6

1

Italy 

4299

1693

531

506

691

878

Jersey Island

3

3

0

0

0

0

Jordan

4

3

0

0

0

1

Japan

100194

33116

12678

16356

18418

19626

DPRK

3

2

1

0

0

0

Republic of  Korea

17591

4886

2693

2865

3273

3874

Kuwait

6

3

0

1

1

1

Cayman Islands

116

27

24

12

13

40

 Kazakhstan

5

2

0

0

1

2

Lebanon

5

0

0

0

2

3

Liechtenstein

375

144

53

65

68

45

Sri Lanka

27

22

4

0

0

1

Liberia 

3

2

1

0

0

0

Lesotho 

1

1

0

0

0

0

Lithuania

2

0

0

0

0

2

Luxembourg 

248

149

15

21

38

25

Latvia

3

0

0

0

1

2

Morocco

4

1

0

2

0

1

Monaco

42

23

5

4

8

2

Madagascar

2

1

0

1

0

0

Malta 

5

0

1

3

0

1

Mauritius

26

0

1

0

5

20

Maldives

1

0

1

0

0

0

Mexico 

29

15

1

4

5

4

Malaysia

212

115

20

15

27

35

Nigeria

3

0

0

0

2

1

Netherlands

7800

2994

868

1276

1333

1329

Norway

580

251

80

92

69

88

New Zealand

201

96

20

30

24

31

Panama

94

34

15

12

16

17

Peru 

1

1

0

0

0

0

Philippines 

22

17

0

2

2

1

Pakistan

4

4

0

0

0

0

Poland 

52

27

10

3

4

8

Portugal 

22

8

2

2

4

6

Romania

5

2

2

0

1

0

Russian Federation

352

203

29

35

47

38

Saudi Arabia 

132

5

3

4

8

112

Seychelles

2

0

0

1

1

0

Sweden

4571

1608

832

841

775

515

Singapore

591

238

66

73

99

115

Slovenia 

42

9

5

8

9

11

Slovakia 

11

1

0

2

3

5

San Marino 

3

0

1

0

0

2

Salvador

1

0

0

0

1

0

Syria

1

0

0

0

0

1

Swaziland

1

1

0

0

0

0

Thailand 

237

129

23

54

19

12

Turkey

96

17

9

17

21

32

Trinidad & Tobago

1

0

0

0

0

1

Ukrain

25

9

5

2

3

6

United States

50944

20951

6835

7824

7595

7739

Uruguay

4

0

2

0

1

1

Uzbekistan

3

1

1

1

0

0

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

1

1

0

0

0

0

Venezuela 

29

11

4

3

6

5

Virgin Islands

567

134

110

78

114

131

Vietnam 

2

1

0

0

0

1

Vanuatu

3

2

0

0

0

1

Samoa

33

17

2

2

4

8

Yugoslavia 

19

19

South Africa

185

57

37

23

38

30

Zimbabwe

3

3

0

0

0

0

2007-06-11