Distribution of Foreign Applications for Patents Received from 1985 to 2006

Countries and Region Accumulated Number Year  1985-2002 Year 2003 Year 2004 Year 2005 Year 2006
Total
634482
278454
57249
93107
102836
102836
Andorra
4
2
0
2
0
0
United Arab Emirates
64
4
1
3
5
51
Antigu and Barbuda
3
0
1
2
0
0
Armenia
1
1
0
0
0
0
Netherlands Antilles
205
71
23
22
35
54
Argentina
62
36
6
2
8
10
Austria
2374
1373
185
223
284
309
Australia
5258
2711
450
637
707
753
Aruba
1
0
0
0
1
0
Barbados
143
24
6
22
35
56
Bangladesh
2
0
0
0
0
2
Belgium
2452
1143
189
275
380
465
Bulgaria
63
44
2
5
6
6
Bahrain
3
3
0
0
0
0
Bermuda
182
46
14
34
38
50
Brunei
19
0
2
1
2
14
Brazil
524
244
58
63
82
77
Bahamas
128
53
25
24
9
17
Belarus
18
5
1
4
3
5
Belize
5
1
1
1
0
2
Canada
4937
2378
407
607
724
821
Central African Republic
2
0
2
0
0
0
Switzerland
16556
8962
1374
1744
2106
2370
Cook Islands
5
1
0
1
1
2
Chile
31
13
2
3
4
9
Cameroon
2
0
0
1
0
1
Columbia
16
5
5
1
3
2
Costa Rica
3
1
2
0
0
0
Czechoslovakia
72
72
Cuba
84
39
9
12
16
8
Cyprus
92
29
14
9
17
23
Czech Republic
195
10
13
25
77
70
Germany
52354
25737
4522
5917
7502
8676
Denmark
3503
1746
315
406
478
558
Dominica
3
1
0
0
0
2
Dominican Republic
1
1
0
0
0
0
Algeria
2
1
0
0
1
0
Ecuador
6
2
1
0
1
2
Estonia
9
3
2
1
1
2
Egypt
16
4
0
1
4
7
Western Sahara
1
0
1
0
0
0
Spain
1843
702
164
213
373
391
Finland
6273
3019
598
817
851
988
Falkland Islands
1
1
0
0
0
0
France
23278
12068
1941
2465
3190
3614
Great Britain
14303
8162
1314
1401
1613
1813
Georgia
5
3
0
0
0
2
Gibraltar
12
6
3
0
2
1
Greece 
110
55
12
9
11
23
Croatia
94
44
6
12
20
12
Hungary
597
474
12
33
33
45
Indonesia
95
35
13
11
20
16
Ireland 
531
197
54
77
82
121
Israel 
1795
806
163
251
237
338
India 
960
271
118
171
217
183
Iraq
1
1
0
0
0
0
Iran
3
1
0
0
1
1
Iceland
56
24
4
6
12
10
Italy
9541
4278
765
1167
1632
1699
Jersey Island
8
2
1
5
0
0
Jordan
6
6
0
0
0
0
Japan
223545
94791
24241
30444
36221
37848
Kyrgyzstan 
2
0
0
0
1
1
St. Christopher
2
1
1
0
0
0
DPRK
10
6
0
1
2
1
Republic of Korea
48971
17400
5015
6660
9300
10596
Kuwait
9
6
0
0
1
2
Cayman Islands
337
61
23
20
66
167
Kazakhstan
10
3
1
0
5
1
Lebanon
7
1
4
2
0
0
Liechtenstein
725
390
79
87
84
85
Sri Lanka
46
44
0
1
0
1
Liberia
3
3
0
0
0
0
Lesotho 
1
1
0
0
0
0
Lithuania 
2
0
0
0
2
0
Luxembourg
480
288
42
28
53
69
Latvia
13
2
2
1
1
7
Morocco 
8
1
0
3
1
3
Monaco 
75
49
6
4
4
12
Madagascar
2
2
0
0
0
0
Mali
7
0
2
4
1
0
Malta
14
4
4
1
2
3
Mauritius
50
2
2
1
34
11
Maldives
2
2
0
0
0
0
Malawi
2
1
0
1
0
0
Mexico
115
55
5
15
14
26
Malaysia
438
218
32
66
46
76
Namibia 
1
0
0
0
0
1
Niger 
1
1
0
0
0
0
Nigeria
5
1
0
2
1
1
Netherlands 
21686
9641
1376
2960
3988
3721
Norway 
1327
696
120
159
168
184
New Zealand 
573
306
43
44
84
96
Panama
233
107
19
47
35
25
Peru
3
2
1
0
0
0
Philippines
47
30
2
7
6
2
Pakistan
6
5
0
0
0
1
Poland
134
81
6
12
22
13
Puerto Rico
2
0
0
0
1
1
Portugal 
66
24
7
11
9
15
Romania
13
9
1
0
2
1
Russian Federation 
1129
872
57
65
50
85
Saudi Arabia
275
14
11
4
28
218
Seychelles
6
0
1
0
2
3
Sudan 
1
0
1
0
0
0
Sweden
9571
5385
694
899
1101
1492
Singapore
1439
516
142
156
208
417
Slovenia
100
40
14
11
18
17
Slovakia
21
0
1
4
10
6
San Marino
8
1
2
1
2
2
Senegal 
1
1
0
0
0
0
Salvador
1
1
0
0
0
0
Syria
1
1
0
0
0
0
Swaziland
1
1
0
0
0
0
Thailand
379
198
61
51
25
44
Tunisia
1
1
0
0
0
0
Turkey
159
39
18
20
46
36
Trinidad & Tobago
2
0
1
0
1
0
Ukraine
55
36
7
3
4
5
United States
143748
71451
12221
16187
20395
23494
Uruguay
13
4
1
6
1
1
Uzbekistan
5
4
1
0
0
0
Vatican City State
2
2
0
0
0
0
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
2
1
0
0
1
0
Venezuela 
37
28
3
2
4
0
Virgin Islands
968
347
117
111
133
260
Vietnam
8
1
0
0
2
5
Vanuatu
12
8
1
0
2
1
Samoa
47
17
3
5
10
12
Yugoslavia
33
33
Serbia and Montenegro 
4
0
0
0
2
2
South Africa
585
291
56
69
84
85
Zambia 
2
0
1
1
0
0
Zimbabwe 
8
6
0
2
0
0
 
 

2007-06-11