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Table 10: Patents Issued by the United States to Residents of Foreign Countries

TABLE 10: PATENTS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES TO RESIDENTS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES1, 3
(FY 2006 - FY 2010)2
Residence 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total 87,014 89,760 90,713 96,395 117,261
Algeria 1 - - - 1
Andorra - 1 1 2 8
Anguilla - 1 - 1 -
Antigua and Barbuda - - 1 - 1
Argentina 39 52 46 47 60
Armenia 3 1 1 1 2
Australia 1,413 1,493 1,485 1,717 1,940
Austria 575 553 572 729 850
Azerbaijan 1 2 2 - -
Bahamas 7 3 5 6 9
Bahrain4 - - - - 1
Bangladesh - - 1 - -
Barbados 2 2 2 3 2
Belarus 3 7 8 6 7
Belgium 665 629 602 677 853
Belize - - - 1 -
Benin - 1 - - -
Bermuda - 6 1 - 2
Bolivia - - 1 - 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina - - - 2 -
Brazil 152 112 131 146 209
British Virgin Islands 5 1 1 4 -
Brunei Darussalam - - - 1 -
Bulgaria 4 3 18 31 57
Burkina Faso - - - 1 -
Cameroon - 1 - 1 4
Canada 3,743 3,974 4,052 4,361 5,223
Cayman Islands - 12 2 1 3
Chad - - 1 - -
Chile 12 25 19 28 23
China (Hong Kong) 717 733 738 576 725
China (Macau) 3 - 2 1 2
China (Mainland) 868 1,139 1,684 2,196 3,060
Colombia 7 8 9 11 10
Costa Rica 29 14 17 14 13
Croatia 17 15 14 19 9
Cuba 2 2 6 5 8
Cyprus 4 4 1 2 5
Czech Republic 28 39 58 48 79
Denmark 547 494 573 512 706
Dominican Republic 3 2 3 5 3
Ecuador 2 5 3 3 5
Egypt 3 10 6 2 14
El Salvador 2 - - - 1
Estonia 4 10 2 4 11
Ethiopia - 1 - - -
Fiji - 1 - - -
Finland 946 967 894 974 1,223
France 3,542 3,757 3,683 3,836 4,835
French Polynesia - 1 - 1 -
Gabon - 1 - - -
Georgia 2 7 3 1 2
Germany 10,083 10,256 9,794 10,279 12,916
Ghana - 1 - - 1
Gibraltar - 1 3 1 -
Greece 22 26 25 26 59
Greenland - - - 3 -
Guatemala 1 - 4 1 2
Honduras - 2 - - -
Hungary 41 55 68 53 92
Iceland 22 20 23 26 22
India 470 560 650 678 1,076
Indonesia 11 16 21 20 5
Iran - 4 3 6 7
Iraq - - 1 - -
Ireland 186 174 174 180 260
Israel 1,231 1,218 1,322 1,426 1,828
Italy 1,817 1,791 1,890 1,842 2,149
Jamaica - 1 2 4 4
Japan 36,482 36,658 35,847 37,879 44,893
Jordan 1 1 1 1 -
Kazakhstan 1 3 - 2 1
Kenya 4 1 2 6 4
Korea, Republic of 5,835 6,882 8,410 9,401 11,811
Kuwait 6 7 12 12 17
Kyrgyzstan - - 1 - -
Latvia 2 2 2 4 5
Lebanon 2 2 5 4 5
Liechtenstein 13 14 15 20 18
Lithuania 6 9 13 4 7
Luxembourg 48 58 40 55 50
Macedonia - - - 1 -
Malaysia 124 154 179 173 230
Malta 1 1 2 7 3
Mauritius - - 1 - -
Mexico 93 89 78 82 105
Monaco 9 13 9 8 9
Morocco 4 1 3 4 1
Namibia - - 1 - -
Netherlands 1,504 1,594 1,670 1,634 1,822
Netherlands Antilles - 1 - - 1
New Zealand 159 157 180 179 243
Nigeria - 1 1 - -
Norway 250 285 288 303 414
Oman 1 - 2 4 2
Pakistan 3 4 6 5 2
Panama - - 1 3 4
Paraguay 1 - - - 1
Peru 2 2 1 8 1
Philippines 30 26 22 24 33
Poland 26 37 64 50 48
Portugal 18 16 30 18 28
Qatar 2 - 1 1 1
Romania 11 11 11 7 17
Russian Federation 169 183 186 206 246
Saint Kitts & Nevis - - 1 - -
Samoa - 4 - - 2
Saudi Arabia 21 23 28 20 51
Senegal4 - - - - 1
Serbia2 2 6 2 5 4
Seychelles - 2 1 - -
Singapore 424 457 426 496 591
Slovakia 2 8 13 13 15
Slovenia 21 23 17 27 26
South Africa 123 117 111 148 143
Spain 373 350 386 415 484
Sri Lanka 1 5 1 6 4
Sweden 1,255 1,298 1,249 1,230 1,509
Switzerland 1,295 1,283 1,340 1,428 1,833
Syrian Arab Rep 3 1 - - -
Taiwan 7,356 7,569 7,424 7,958 9,202
Tanzania - - - - -
Thailand 38 29 38 32 58
Trinidad & Tobago 3 1 - 3 5
Tunisia 1 1 2 - 2
Turkey 24 19 35 32 49
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 1 - -
Ukraine 27 14 16 21 12
United Arab Emirates 7 5 6 10 7
United Kingdom 3,978 4,100 3,882 3,904 4,830
Uruguay 1 3 3 5 5
Uzbekistan 1 - - - -
Venezuela 14 13 19 11 16
Vietnam - 1 - 2 2
Zimbabwe 1 1 - 4 -

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Data includes utility, design, plant, and reissue patents. Country listings include possessions and territories of that country unless separately listed in the table. (back to text)

2: Past years' data may have been revised from prior year reports to reflect patent withdrawal information that was updated during the year. It is not uncommon for the withdrawal status of patents issued in prior years to change. (back to text)

3: Each patent grant is listed under only one country of residence. (back to text)

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

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