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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 2007 - FY 2011)
Residence 2007 2008 2009 20102 20113
Total 220,432 239,068 239,722 255,165 N/A
Afghanistan - - 1 1 N/A
Albania - - 1 - N/A
Algeria 3 1 - 1 N/A
Andorra 5 8 5 4 N/A
Anguilla - - 3 - N/A
Antigua & Barbuda 2 1 1 2 N/A
Argentina 166 139 151 141 N/A
Armenia 3 9 2 8 N/A
Australia 3,612 4,194 4,211 4,111 N/A
Austria 1,417 1,785 1,713 1,872 N/A
Azerbaijan 1 1 3 5 N/A
Bahamas 13 20 16 15 N/A
Bahrain 1 - 2 5 N/A
Bangladesh - 1 - 2 N/A
Barbados 6 7 6 8 N/A
Belarus 15 11 7 11 N/A
Belgium 1,700 1,748 1,917 2,186 N/A
Belize - 4 1 - N/A
Benin - 1 - - N/A
Bermuda 4 8 8 5 N/A
Bolivia 2 3 4 1 N/A
Bosnia & Herzegovina 3 6 - 1 N/A
Brazil 385 499 497 584 N/A
British Virgin Islands 11 10 11 3 N/A
Brunei Darussalam 1 - 1 1 N/A
Bulgaria 49 83 114 89 N/A
Burkina Faso 1 - - - N/A
Burundi - 1 - - N/A
Cameroon 3 1 9 5 N/A
Canada 10,788 11,436 11,250 12,203 N/A
Cayman Islands 4 6 10 25 N/A
Chile 105 63 65 68 N/A
China (Hong Kong) 1,447 1,419 1,254 1,267 N/A
China (Macau) 3 5 5 7 N/A
China (People’s Republic) 4,422 5,148 5,301 8,358 N/A
Colombia 27 35 28 53 N/A
Costa Rica 33 20 18 28 N/A
Croatia 32 39 35 31 N/A
Cuba 16 38 23 26 N/A
Cyprus 5 8 12 18 N/A
Czech Republic 129 180 245 279 N/A
Denmark 1,232 1,654 1,783 1,852 N/A
Dominican Republic 7 9 5 7 N/A
Ecuador 5 5 9 5 N/A
Egypt 33 53 33 55 N/A
El Salvador 3 - 1 1 N/A
Estonia 18 35 36 52 N/A
Ethiopia 1 - - 1 N/A
Faroe Islands4 - - - 1 N/A
Fiji - - 1 - N/A
Finland 2,517 2,782 2,793 2,908 N/A
France 8,204 9,281 9,726 10,641 N/A
Georgia 14 5 2 5 N/A
Germany 23,535 26,331 26,855 28,157 N/A
Ghana 3 1 3 2 N/A
Gibraltar 3 3 7 7 N/A
Greece 86 128 118 138 N/A
Greenland 3 4 - - N/A
Guatemala 3 2 2 8 N/A
Guinea - - 1 - N/A
Haiti 1 - - 1 N/A
Honduras 1 1 1 1 N/A
Hungary 193 203 234 251 N/A
Iceland 37 41 49 52 N/A
India 2,280 2,869 2,878 3,696 N/A
Indonesia 37 25 19 27 N/A
Iran 18 28 29 67 N/A
Iraq - 1 1 - N/A
Ireland 561 740 711 785 N/A
Isle of Man4 - - - 2 N/A
Israel 4,114 4,916 4,772 5,119 N/A
Italy 3,832 4,273 4,460 4,576 N/A
Jamaica 4 12 11 3 N/A
Japan 79,725 84,473 86,456 84,842 N/A
Jersey4 - - - 9 N/A
Jordan 12 8 14 5 N/A
Kazakhstan 1 2 3 8 N/A
Kenya 9 4 4 2 N/A
Korea, Dem. Republic of 1 2 1 - N/A
Korea, Republic of 23,589 25,507 24,066 26,648 N/A
Kuwait 25 18 39 49 N/A
Latvia 10 6 15 19 N/A
Lebanon 12 11 17 8 N/A
Libya - - 1 - N/A
Liechtenstein 26 35 42 40 N/A
Lithuania 11 13 13 13 N/A
Luxembourg 118 102 94 92 N/A
Macedonia 1 - 2 - N/A
Madagascar 1 - - - N/A
Malaysia 378 326 325 387 N/A
Malta 5 10 11 10 N/A
Mauritius 2 1 - 1 N/A
Mexico 216 269 244 316 N/A
Moldova 1 1 1 1 N/A
Monaco 15 16 21 21 N/A
Morocco 2 11 6 4 N/A
Namibia - 1 - - N/A
Nepal - - 2 - N/A
Netherlands 4,249 4,240 4,510 4,639 N/A
Netherlands Antilles 1 1 4 1 N/A
New Zealand 474 580 579 658 N/A
Niger4 - - - 1 N/A
Nigeria 5 1 2 7 N/A
Norway 662 856 871 1,024 N/A
Oman 2 5 4 7 N/A
Pakistan 10 21 7 20 N/A
Panama 7 12 6 3 N/A
Paraguay - 1 - - N/A
Peru 9 9 5 8 N/A
Philippines 87 72 61 84 N/A
Poland 104 122 150 178 N/A
Portugal 66 91 87 113 N/A
Qatar 4 - 4 2 N/A
Romania 39 47 58 64 N/A
Russian Federation 443 531 498 600 N/A
Samoa - 4 1 2 N/A
San Marino 1 - 3 1 N/A
Saudi Arabia 69 90 153 267 N/A
Serbia 12 16 5 27 N/A
Seychelles - 1 1 1 N/A
Singapore 1,192 1,376 1,278 1,490 N/A
Slovakia 32 36 30 42 N/A
Slovenia 53 71 69 111 N/A
South Africa 280 319 323 356 N/A
Spain 1,080 1,294 1,224 1,470 N/A
Sri Lanka 9 16 12 14 N/A
Sweden 3,132 3,508 3,610 3,906 N/A
Switzerland 3,138 3,681 3,714 4,168 N/A
Syria Arab Rep - 1 2 - N/A
Taiwan 20,447 19,733 17,974 21,282 N/A
Thailand 111 127 116 111 N/A
Trinidad & Tobago 4 6 8 12 N/A
Tunisia 7 9 5 5 N/A
Turkey 86 103 113 142 N/A
Turkmenistan - - 1 - N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands 5 2 1 2 N/A
Ukraine 35 46 61 67 N/A
United Arab Emirates 22 30 54 45 N/A
United Kingdom 9,185 10,795 11,205 11,852 N/A
Uruguay 8 13 27 16 N/A
Uzbekistan - - 1 - N/A
Vanuatu (New Hebrides) - 4 - 2 N/A
Venezuela 37 27 32 35 N/A
Vietnam 3 13 4 10 N/A
West Bank/Gaza - - - 1 N/A
Zimbabwe 3 2 2 - N/A
Other5 - - - - 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 2010 data are updated and final. (back to text)

3: FY 2011 preliminary data should be available in January 2012 at www.uspto.gov, and finalized in the FY 2012 PAR. (back to text)

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

5: Country of origin information not available.(back to text)

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