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Table 10. Patents Issued by the United States to Residents of Foreign Countries /1

Patents Issued by the United States to Residents of Foreign Countries for Fiscal Years 1997 through 2001
TABLE 10

PATENTS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES TO RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES /1
(FY 1997 - FY 2001)

Residence

1997 1998 1999
FN

2000

2001
Total
53,682
68,796
70,047
81,675
86,203

Albania
-
-
-
1
-
Algeria
-
-
1
/2
-
1
Andorra
-
2
1
-
-
Anguilla
-
1
-
-
-
Antigua & Barbuda
-
-
-
1
-
Argentina
41
41
45
65
58
Armenia
-
-
-
1
1
Aruba
2
-
-
2
-
Australia
592
754
795
885
1,041
Austria
391
413
443
544
653
Azerbaijan
-
-
1
1
-
Bahamas
5
13
12
13
12
Bahrain /2
1
-
-
3
-
Barbados
-
-
1
-
2
Belarus
4
7
5
4
5
Belgium
559
713
667
807
805
Bermuda
1
1
2
-
5
Bolivia
-
1
-
3
-
Bosnia & Herzegovina
-
-
-
-
1
Brazil
72
79
87
122
127
British Virgin Islands
-
3
2
1
1
Bulgaria
4
2
5
2
5
Canada
2,803
3,302
3,498
4,060
4,157
Cayman Islands
5
6
4
6
6
Chile
4
16
12
15
15
China (Hong Kong)
255
361
395
/2
540
603
China (Mainland)
59
87
86
/2
143
239
Columbia
8
7
4
6
13
Cook Islands
-
-
-
-
-
Costa Rica
7
2
10
12
8
Croatia
8
10
17
11
8
Cuba
4
4
4
1
4
Cyprus
2
-
-
1
1
Czech Republic
13
15
18
42
32
Czechoslovakia
9
8
7
8
7
Denmark
362
533
551
536
532
Dominica
-
-
-
1
2
Dominican Republic
-
-
3
2
3
Ecuador
-
7
4
-
3
Egypt
2
1
1
6
10
El Salvador /2
1
1
-
-
3
Estonia
-
-
1
2
4
Faroe Islands
-
-
-
-
-
Finland
482
576
665
679
778
France
3,121
3,823
3,802
4,392
4,576
French Guiana
-
-
-
-
-
French Polynesia
-
-
-
-
1
Georgia
1
-
-
1
2
Germany
7,180
9,304
9,113
10,978
12,128
Ghana
-
-
1
-
-
Gibralter
-
-
-
1
-
Greece
14
17
21
22
23
Guadeloupe
-
-
-
-
-
Guatemala
1
2
2
2
-
Guinea
-
-
-
1
-
Haiti
1
-
1
-
-
Honduras
1
1
5
1
-
Hungary
32
46
38
41
57
Iceland
4
6
10
15
23
India
43
80
109
123
159
Indonesia
12
9
4
15
9
Iran
-
1
1
-
1
Ireland
77
74
104
128
174
Israel
573
760
748
856
1,023
Italy
1,422
1,754
1,595
1,915
2,052
Jamaica
1
1
1
2
1
Japan
24,314
30,490
30,425
34,563
34,875
Jordan
5
2
2
-
3
Kazakhstan
-
2
1
4
3
Kenya
1
1
2
1
4
Korea, Dem. Republic of
-
-
-
-
-
Korea, Republic of
1,828
3,052
3,477
3,699
3,783
Kuwait
1
4
12
11
4
Kyrgyzstan
-
-
-
-
2
Latvia
-
1
2
2
-
Lebanon
1
1
3
3
4
Liechtenstein
10
16
15
19
22
Lithuania
2
1
4
2
4
Luxembourg
28
47
46
48
46
Macau
-
-
-
-
-
Madagascar
-
-
-
1
1
Malaysia
26
38
27
51
51
Malta
1
2
-
2
2
Marshall Islands
-
-
1
-
-
Mauritius
-
-
-
1
-
Mexico
48
83
79
/2
107
95
Moldova, Republic
-
-
3
-
-
Monaco
7
9
12
14
21
Morocco
-
2
1
2
2
Myanmar
-
-
1
-
-
Namibia
-
-
-
1
-
Netherlands
878
1,282
1,322
1,484
1,465
Netherlands Antilles
-
1
1
2
-
New Caledonia
-
1
-
-
-
New Zealand
95
135
140
149
147
Nicaragua
-
-
1
-
-
Nigeria
2
1
1
2
-
Norfolk Island
-
-
1
-
-
Norway
156
217
224
266
292
Pakistan
1
1
1
4
2
Panama
1
-
-
3
1
Paraguay
-
-
1
-
-
Peru
2
1
5
4
6
Philippines
15
25
16
17
14
Poland
15
16
21
9
20
Portugal
6
9
11
10
16
Palau
-
-
-
1
-
Qatar
-
-
-
1
-
Romania
1
-
5
4
10
Russian Federation
113
175
174
192
242
Saint Kitts & Nevis
-
2
-
1
2
Saint Vincent/The Grenadines
-
-
-
-
-
San Marino
-
-
1
-
-
Saudi Arabia
16
12
12
21
13
Singapore
111
122
134
220
299
Slovakia
2
2
6
3
3
Slovenia
9
15
13
18
22
South Africa
112
126
115
145
144
Soviet Union
7
6
2
3
-
Spain
176
285
262
321
350
Sri Lanka
1
2
1
2
5
Suriname
-
-
1
1
1
Sweden
996
1,258
1,368
1,805
1,946
Switzerland
1,176
1,339
1,310
1,516
1,574
Syria Arab Rep
-
-
1
4
1
Taiwan
2,490
3,543
4,105
5,578
6,766
Tanzania
-
-
-
-
1
Thailand
16
14
23
36
46
Trinidad & Tobago
-
3
1
-
2
Tunisia
-
1
-
-
-
Turkey
5
3
2
5
14
Turks and Caicos Islands
1
1
-
1
1
Uganda
-
-
-
-
1
Ukraine
11
15
16
13
28
United Arab Emirates
1
1
-
3
7
United Kingdom
2,787
3,548
3,686
4,241
4,425
Uruguay
4
3
4
-
1
Uzbekistan
-
1
-
3
2
Venezuela
20
30
40
31
33
Vietnam
-
-
1
1
-
Yemen
-
-
-
-
-
Yugoslavia
4
5
3
4
4
Zaire
1
-
-
-
-
Zimbabwe
-
-
1
1
1
 - Represents zero.
1/ Data include utility, design, plant, and reissue patents. Country listings include possessions and territories of that country unless separately listed in the table
2/ Revised from FY 1999 Report

 

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