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Table 9: United States Patent Applications Filed by Residents of Foreign Countries

TABLE 9: UNITED STATES PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED BY RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES1
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)
Residence 2006 2007 2008 20092 20103
Total 209,601 220,432 239,068 239,722 N/A
Afghanistan - - - 1 N/A
Albania - - - 1 N/A
Algeria 2 3 1 - N/A
Andorra - 5 8 5 N/A
Anguilla 1 - - 3 N/A
Antigua & Barbuda - 2 1 1 N/A
Argentina 133 166 139 151 N/A
Armenia 10 3 9 2 N/A
Australia 3,078 3,612 4,194 4,211 N/A
Austria 1,200 1,417 1,785 1,713 N/A
Azerbaijan 4 1 1 3 N/A
Bahamas 18 13 20 16 N/A
Bahrain 1 1 - 2 N/A
Bangladesh - - 1 - N/A
Barbados 2 6 7 6 N/A
Belarus 13 15 11 7 N/A
Belgium 1,578 1,700 1,748 1,917 N/A
Belize - - 4 1 N/A
Benin - - 1 - N/A
Bermuda 8 4 8 8 N/A
Bolivia 2 2 3 4 N/A
Bosnia & Herzegovina - 3 6 - N/A
Brazil 333 385 499 497 N/A
British Virgin Islands 7 11 10 11 N/A
Brunei Darussalam - 1 - 1 N/A
Bulgaria 52 49 83 114 N/A
Burkina Faso - 1 - - N/A
Burundi - - 1 - N/A
Cameroon 1 3 1 9 N/A
Canada 10,243 10,788 11,436 11,250 N/A
Cayman Islands 2 4 6 10 N/A
Chad 1 - - - N/A
Chile 50 105 63 65 N/A
China (Hong Kong) 1,318 1,447 1,419 1,254 N/A
China (Macau) 5 3 5 5 N/A
China (People’s Republic) 3,838 4,422 5,148 5,301 N/A
Colombia 15 27 35 28 N/A
Costa Rica 25 33 20 18 N/A
Croatia 37 32 39 35 N/A
Cuba 9 16 38 23 N/A
Cyprus 11 5 8 12 N/A
Czech Republic 102 129 180 245 N/A
Denmark 1,259 1,232 1,654 1,783 N/A
Dominican Republic 8 7 9 5 N/A
Ecuador 12 5 5 9 N/A
Egypt 17 33 53 33 N/A
El Salvador - 3 - 1 N/A
Estonia 14 18 35 36 N/A
Ethiopia 1 1 - - N/A
Fiji4 - - - 1 N/A
Finland 2,310 2,517 2,782 2,793 N/A
France 7,228 8,204 9,281 9,726 N/A
French Polynesia 1 - - - N/A
Georgia 10 14 5 2 N/A
Germany 22,263 23,535 26,331 26,855 N/A
Ghana - 3 1 3 N/A
Gibraltar 10 3 3 7 N/A
Greece 81 86 128 118 N/A
Greenland - 3 4 - N/A
Guatemala 7 3 2 2 N/A
Guinea4 - - - 1 N/A
Haiti - 1 - - N/A
Honduras 1 1 1 1 N/A
Hungary 172 193 203 234 N/A
Iceland 47 37 41 49 N/A
India 1,862 2,280 2,869 2,878 N/A
Indonesia 31 37 25 19 N/A
Iran 10 18 28 29 N/A
Iraq 1 - 1 1 N/A
Ireland 528 561 740 711 N/A
Israel 3,617 4,114 4,916 4,772 N/A
Italy 3,691 3,832 4,273 4,460 N/A
Jamaica 4 4 12 11 N/A
Japan 76,940 79,725 84,473 86,456 N/A
Jordan 7 12 8 14 N/A
Kazakhstan 4 1 2 3 N/A
Kenya 7 9 4 4 N/A
Korea, Dem. Republic of - 1 2 1 N/A
Korea, Republic of 21,963 23,589 25,507 24,066 N/A
Kuwait 36 25 18 39 N/A
Latvia 8 10 6 15 N/A
Lebanon 14 12 11 17 N/A
Libya4 - - - 1 N/A
Liechtenstein 27 26 35 42 N/A
Lithuania 10 11 13 13 N/A
Luxembourg 84 118 102 94 N/A
Macedonia - 1 - 2 N/A
Madagascar - 1 - - N/A
Malaysia 392 378 326 325 N/A
Malta 13 5 10 11 N/A
Mauritius - 2 1 - N/A
Mexico 229 216 269 244 N/A
Moldova 1 1 1 1 N/A
Monaco 21 15 16 21 N/A
Morocco 2 2 11 6 N/A
Namibia - - 1 - N/A
Nepal4 - - - 2 N/A
Netherlands 4,098 4,249 4,240 4,510 N/A
Netherlands Antilles - 1 1 4 N/A
New Zealand 449 474 580 579 N/A
Nigeria 2 5 1 2 N/A
Norway 593 662 856 871 N/A
Oman 1 2 5 4 N/A
Pakistan 12 10 21 7 N/A
Panama 6 7 12 6 N/A
Paraguay 1 - 1 - N/A
Peru 3 9 9 5 N/A
Philippines 85 87 72 61 N/A
Poland 93 104 122 150 N/A
Portugal 43 66 91 87 N/A
Qatar - 4 - 4 N/A
Romania 31 39 47 58 N/A
Russian Federation 377 443 531 498 N/A
Samoa 5 - 4 1 N/A
San Marino - 1 - 3 N/A
Saudi Arabia 51 69 90 153 N/A
Serbia 7 12 16 5 N/A
Seychelles 1 - 1 1 N/A
Singapore 1,183 1,192 1,376 1,278 N/A
Slovakia 29 32 36 30 N/A
Slovenia 47 53 71 69 N/A
South Africa 243 280 319 323 N/A
Spain 868 1,080 1,294 1,224 N/A
Sri Lanka 9 9 16 12 N/A
Sweden 2,793 3,132 3,508 3,610 N/A
Switzerland 2,968 3,138 3,681 3,714 N/A
Syria Arab Rep - - 1 2 N/A
Taiwan 21,165 20,447 19,733 17,974 N/A
Thailand 82 111 127 116 N/A
Trinidad & Tobago 3 4 6 8 N/A
Tunisia 3 7 9 5 N/A
Turkey 68 86 103 113 N/A
Turkmenistan4 - - - 1 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 5 2 1 N/A
Ukraine 32 35 46 61 N/A
United Arab Emirates 22 22 30 54 N/A
United Kingdom 9,127 9,185 10,795 11,205 N/A
Uruguay 18 8 13 27 N/A
Uzbekistan 1 - - 1 N/A
Vanuatu (New Hebrides) 1 - 4 - N/A
Venezuela 33 37 27 32 N/A
Vietnam 4 3 13 4 N/A
West Bank/Gaza 1 - - - N/A
Zimbabwe - 3 2 2 N/A

Notes:

- 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. Data are subject to minor revisions. (back to text)

2: FY 2009 data are updated and final. (back to text)

3: FY 2010 data should be finalized in the FY 2011 PAR. (back to text)

4: Countries/Territories not previously reported. (back to text)

5: Country of origin information not available.

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