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Table 9. United States Patent Applications Filed by Residents of Foreign Countries /1


United States Patent Applications Filed by Residents of Foreign Countries for Fiscal Years 1997 through 2001
TABLE 9

UNITED STATES PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES /1
(FY 1997 - FY 2001)

Residence

1997 1998 1999
FN

2000

2001
Total
102,248
110,461
125,423
136,102
154,205
Albania
2
1
-
-
-
Algeria
-
-
-
1
2
Andorra
155
2
1
-
3
Anguilla
2
-
1
-
-
Antigua & Barbuda
1
1
-
-
-
Argentina
81
121
102
138
146
Armenia
1
1
1
/3
1
4
Aruba
-
-
-
-
1
Australia
1,270
1,450
1,507
1,887
2,088
Austria
590
665
871
887
945
Azerbaijan
1
2
1
1
2
Bahamas
12
21
14
17
14
Bahrain
-
1
2
1
-
Bangladesh
-
-
-
-
1
Barbados
1
1
3
7
4
Belarus
6
3
6
11
4
Belgium
974
1,034
1,207
1,338
1,341
Belize
1
1
-
-
-
Benelux Convention
1
-
-
-
-
Bermuda
2
5
7
15
4
Bolivia
1
2
2
-
1
Bosnia & Herzegovina
-
1
1
1
-
Botswana
-
1
-
-
-
Brazil
157
167
206
240
247
British Vrgin Islands
3
2
2
3
2
Brunei
-
-
-
-
2
Bulgaria
10
15
2
23
10
Canada
4,972
5,975
7,006
7,146
7,802
Cayman Islands
4
2
7
4
8
Chile
13
18
14
28
29
China (Hong Kong)
448
457
757
837
1,008
China (People's Republic)
215
289
271
437
694
Columbia
9
14
21
24
28
Cook Islands
-
-
-
-
-
Costa Rica
14
20
8
29
8
Cote D'Ivorie
-
-
1
-
-
Croatia
20
18
15
18
22
Cuba
2
4
5
14
6
Cyprus
4
-
4
2
7
Czech Republic
22
39
37
58
83
Czechoslovakia
14
22
15
-
-
Denmark
724
776
938
941
1,130
Djibouti
1
-
-
-
-
Dominica
-
-
1
2
-
Dominican Republic
4
3
-
4
1
Ecuador
8
2
5
6
8
Egypt
8
8
19
21
16
El Salvador
1
1
1
2
3
EPO
28
-
-
-
-
Estonia
1
1
7
7
7
Ethiopia
1
-
-
-
-
Falkland Islands
-
-
-
-
-
Fiji
-
1
2
-
2
Finland
946
910
1,309
1,475
1,799
French Polynesia
-
-
-
2
-
France
5,093
5,414
6,398
6,859
7,154
French Guiana
-
-
-
-
-
Gabon
-
-
-
-
-
Georgia
16
6
2
1
5
Germany
12,908
13,799
17,446
17,858
19,776
Ghana
4
-
1
-
-
Greece
21
47
47
45
48
Guadeloupe
1
-
-
-
-
Guatemala
5
3
2
1
12
Guyana
-
-
-
-
1
Guinea
-
1
-
2
-
Haiti
1
-
-
-
-
Honduras
5
5
6
1
1
Hungary
42
69
115
116
91
Iceland
13
28
30
39
39
India
135
182
263
389
636
Indonesia
10
7
26
15
10
Iran
16
16
2
1
4
Iraq
1
-
-
-
1
Ireland
130
197
264
339
401
Israel
1,220
1,499
1,938
2,477
2,781
Italy
2,472
2,449
2,835
3,031
3,185
Jamaica
1
4
4
2
1
Japan
44,318
46,569
47,413
54,365
62,676
Jordan
1
5
5
-
4
Kazakhstan
1
1
10
2
2
Kenya
5
1
8
1
13
Korea, Dem. Republic of
67
63
-
-
-
Korea, Republic of
4,957
5,625
5,634
5,882
6,792
Kuwait
19
13
12
10
6
Kyrgyzstan
-
-
1
-
-
Laos
-
-
-
-
-
Latvia
1
5
2
2
5
Lebanon
2
3
5
4
9
Lesotho
1
-
-
-
-
Liechtenstein
21
15
26
26
33
Lithuania
4
2
3
4
8
Luxembourg
63
49
51
65
77
Macau
1
-
2
-
4
Madagascar
-
-
1
-
2
Macedonia
-
-
-
3
2
Malaysia
61
58
74
94
144
Maldives
1
-
-
-
-
Mali
1
1
-
-
-
Malta
-
2
-
1
6
Marshall Islands
-
-
-
-
1
Mauritius
-
1
-
-
1
Mexico
146
152
172
180
220
Moldova
-
1
-
1
2
Monaco
11
13
14
26
29
Mongolia
-
-
-
-
-
Montserrat
-
-
-
-
-
Morocco
1
3
1
5
1
Myanmar
-
1
-
-
-
Namibia
2
-
1
-
-
Nauru
1
1
-
-
-
Nepal
-
-
-
-
-
Netherlands
1,978
1,914
2,158
2,446
2,822
Netherlands Antilles
-
3
1
-
1
New Caledonia
1
2
-
-
-
New Zealand
218
204
249
296
355
Nicaragua
1
-
-
-
1
Niger
1
1
-
-
-
Nigeria
1
3
1
5
7
Norway
312
341
399
465
452
Pakistan
8
3
2
6
2
Palau
-
-
1
-
-
Panama
2
4
8
4
10
Paraguay
1
1
-
2
-
Peru
5
3
8
6
8
Philippines
42
21
28
32
47
Poland
29
16
27
35
43
Portugal
12
17
29
22
27
Romania
13
9
5
10
13
Russian Federation
242
271
360
384
417
Saint Kitts & Nevis
-
-
2
2
2
San Marino
-
-
-
-
1
Saudi Arabia
23
24
17
24
32
Senegal
1
1
-
-
-
Seychelles
1
2
-
-
1
Sierra Leone
2
-
-
-
-
Singapore
244
315
444
680
766
Slovakia
3
10
5
10
3
Slovenia
24
26
20
27
21
Solomon Islands
-
-
-
-
-
South Africa
197
215
243
199
259
Soviet Union
2
1
-
-
-
Spain
458
442
481
595
611
Sri Lanka
2
3
13
8
8
St. Lucia
-
-
-
-
1
Suriname
-
2
-
1
-
Swaziland
14
17
-
-
-
Sweden
2,062
2,390
2,770
2,840
3,001
Switzerland
1,782
1,897
2,245
2,318
2,494
Syria Arab Rep
1
-
5
3
-
Taiw an
6,349
7,627
11,392
10,380
12,403
Tanzania
1
-
-
1
1
Thailand
32
34
61
91
106
Trinidad & Tobago
1
2
1
8
1
Tunisia
-
-
1
-
1
Turkey
2
26
35
27
31
Turks and Caicos Islands
-
-
-
2
5
Uganda
1
1
4
-
-
Ukraine
26
31
20
23
39
United Arab Emirates
5
6
7
6
2
United Kingdom
5,589
6,072
7,128
7,613
8,464
Uruguay
2
5
4
2
7
Uzbekistan
-
3
4
3
-
Vatican City
-
-
-
-
-
Venezuela
35
43
44
42
65
Vietnam
2
1
1
1
5
Yemen
-
1
-
-
-
Yugoslavia
7
6
6
/3
7
4
Zaire
-
-
-
-
-
Zimbabwe
-
3
1
1
1
Other /2
5
75
-
-
-

- Represents zero.

1/ Data include utility,design, plant, and reissue applications. Country listings include possessions and territories of that country unless listed separately in the table.
2/ Country of origin information not available.
3/ Revised from FY 1999 Report

 

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