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Patents granted to some countries as a share of total foreign patents in the United States in 2000-2004

Country 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Japan 31,295 43.2 33,224 42.4 34,858 43.4 35,516 43.8 35,350 44.2
Germany 10,235 14.1 11,260 14.4 11,280 14.0 11,444 14.1 10,779 13.5
Taiwan 4,667 6.4 5,371 6.8 5,431 6.8 5,298 6.5 5,938 7.4
South Korea 3,314 4.6 3,538 4.5 3,786 4.7 3,944 4.9 4,428 5.5
United Kingdom 3,669 5.1 3,967 5.1 3,843 4.8 3,630 4.5 3,450 4.3
France 3,819 5.3 4,041 5.2 4,035 5.0 3,868 4.8 3,380 4.2
Canada 3,419 4.7 3,606 4.6 3,431 4.3 3,426 4.2 3,374 4.2
Italy 1,714 2.4 1,709 2.2 1,751 2.2 1,722 2.1 1,584 2.0
Sweden 1,577 2.2 1,741 2.2 1,675 2.1 1,521 1.9 1,290 1.6
Switzerland 1,322 1.8 1,420 1.8 1,364 1.7 1,308 1.6 1,277 1.6
Netherlands 1,241 1.7 1,332 1.7 1,391 1.7 1,325 1.6 1,273 1.6
Israel 783 1.1 970 1.2 1,040 1.3 1,193 1.5 1,028 1.3
Australia 705 1.0 876 1.1 859 1.1 900 1.1 953 1.2
Finland 618 0.9 732 0.9 809 1.0 865 1.1 918 1.1
Belgium 694 1.0 718 0.9 722 0.9 622 0.8 612 0.8
Austria 505 0.7 589 0.8 530 0.7 592 0.7 540 0.7
Singapore 218 0.3 296 0.4 410 0.5 427 0.5 449 0.6
Denmark 436 0.6 479 0.6 426 0.5 529 0.7 414 0.5
China 119 0.2 195 0.2 289 0.4 297 0.4 404 0.5
India 131 0.2 178 0.2 249 0.3 341 0.4 363 0.5
Spain 270 0.4 269 0.3 303 0.4 309 0.4 264 0.3
Norway 248 0.3 265 0.3 242 0.3 262 0.3 243 0.3
Foreign patents total 72,426 100.0 78,436 100.0 80,360 100.0 81,125 100.0 80,022 100.0
All total 157,494   166,037   167,332   169,026   164,293  

Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


Last updated 21.12.2005

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Patenting [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3023. 2004, Patents granted to some countries as a share of total foreign patents in the United States in 2000-2004 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.3.2019].
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