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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 COUNTRIESRead Footnote 11
(FY 2004 - FY 2008)
Residence 2004 2005 2006 2007Read Footnote 22 2008Read Footnote 33
Total 160,764 191,060 209,601 220,432 N/A
Afghanistan       -       1       -       - N/A
Albania       -       1       -       - N/A
Algeria       -       3       2       3 N/A
Andorra       1       2       -       5 N/A
Anguilla       -       -       1       - N/A
Antigua & Barbuda       1       2       -       2 N/A
Argentina     118      92     133     166 N/A
Armenia       -       3      10       3 N/A
Aruba       -       1       -       - N/A
Australia   2,495   3,339   3,078   3,612 N/A
Austria     858   1,119   1,200   1,417 N/A
Azerbaijan       1       3       4       1 N/A
Bahamas      30      16      18      13 N/A
Bahrain       1       -       1       1 N/A
Bangladesh       -       1       -       - N/A
Barbados       8       9       2       6 N/A
Belarus      10       4      13      15 N/A
Belgium   1,160   1,539   1,578   1,700 N/A
Benin       -       1       -       - N/A
Bermuda       5       7       8       4 N/A
Bolivia       2       2       2       2 N/A
Bosnia & Herzegovina       -       1       -       3 N/A
Brazil     287     340     333     385 N/A
British Virgin Islands      17       5       7      11 N/A
Brunei       -       -       -       1 N/A
Bulgaria      98      67      52      49 N/A
Burkina Faso       -       -       -       1 N/A
Cameroon       1       2       1       3 N/A
Canada   9,035   9,114  10,243  10,788 N/A
Cayman Islands       4      14       2       4 N/A
ChadRead Footnote 44       -       -       1       - N/A
Chile      55      56      50     105 N/A
China (Hong Kong)   1,379   1,319   1,318   1,447 N/A
China (Peopleís Republic)   1,708   2,330   3,838   4,422 N/A
Colombia      26      15      15      27 N/A
Costa Rica      36      47      25      33 N/A
Croatia      23      42      37      32 N/A
Cuba       1      16       9      16 N/A
Cyprus       8      13      11       5 N/A
Czech Republic      64      87     102     129 N/A
Denmark     869   1,167   1,259   1,232 N/A
Dominican Republic      11       5       8       7 N/A
Ecuador       7       5      12       5 N/A
Egypt      14      17      17      33 N/A
El Salvador       2       -       -       3 N/A
Estonia       7      20      14      18 N/A
Ethiopia       1       -       1       1 N/A
Fiji       1       -       -       - N/A
Finland   1,771   2,096   2,310   2,517 N/A
French Polynesia       -       2       1       - N/A
France   5,618   7,515   7,228   8,204 N/A
Georgia       3       5      10      14 N/A
Germany  16,394  21,598  22,263  23,535 N/A
Ghana       1       3       -       3 N/A
Gibraltar       -       7      10       3 N/A
Greece      53      65      81      86 N/A
Greenland       -       -       -       3 N/A
Guatemala       -       1       7       3 N/A
Haiti       -       -       -       1 N/A
Honduras       3       3       1       1 N/A
Hungary      91     128     172     193 N/A
Iceland      60      52      47      37 N/A
India   1,274   1,444   1,862   2,280 N/A
Indonesia      40      24      31      37 N/A
Iran       4       4      10      18 N/A
Iraq       -       -       1       - N/A
Ireland     407     507     528     561 N/A
Israel   2,547   3,191   3,617   4,114 N/A
Italy   2,792   3,685   3,691   3,832 N/A
Jamaica       3       5       4       4 N/A
Japan  63,543  73,250  76,940  79,725 N/A
Jordan       8       2       7      12 N/A
Kazakhstan       1       3       4       1 N/A
Kenya       8       7       7       9 N/A
Korea, Dem. Republic of       -       -       -       1 N/A
Korea, Republic of  13,388  16,643  21,963  23,589 N/A
Kuwait      13      23      36      25 N/A
Kyrgyzstan       -       1       -       - N/A
Latvia       6       6       8      10 N/A
Lebanon       5       7      14      12 N/A
Liechtenstein      22      25      27       26 N/A
Lithuania      20       9      10       11 N/A
Luxembourg      74      78      84     118 N/A
Macau       4       3       5       3 N/A
Madagascar       -       -       -       1 N/A
Macedonia       3       1       -       1 N/A
Malaysia     334     341     392     378 N/A
Malta       3       6      13       5 N/A
Mauritius       -       -       -       2 N/A
Mexico     211     217     229     216 N/A
Moldova       1       -       1       1 N/A
Monaco      15      18      21      15 N/A
Morocco       1       4       2       2 N/A
Mozambique       1       -       -       - N/A
Netherlands   2,291   3,637   4,098   4,249 N/A
Netherlands Antilles       1       1       -       1 N/A
New Zealand     270     416     449     474 N/A
Nigeria       2       3       2       5 N/A
Norway     366     583     593     662 N/A
Oman       -       5       1       2 N/A
Pakistan      10      12      12      10 N/A
Panama       9       3      6       7 N/A
Paraguay       1       -      1       - N/A
Peru      12       3      3       9 N/A
Philippines      82      60      85      87 N/A
Poland      75     122      93     104 N/A
Portugal      24      55      43      66 N/A
Qatar       5       1       -       4 N/A
Romania      13      16      31      39 N/A
Russian Federation     266     361     377     443 N/A
SamoaRead Footnote 44       -       -       5       - N/A
San Marino       -       -       -       1 N/A
Saudi Arabia      37      41      51      69 N/A
Serbia       -       -       7      12 N/A
Serbia & Montenegro       3       6       -       - N/A
Seychelles       -       2       1       - N/A
Singapore     902     949   1,183   1,192 N/A
Slovakia       7      18      29      32 N/A
Slovenia      46      50      47      53 N/A
South Africa     173     241     243     280 N/A
Spain     637     855     868   1,080 N/A
Sri Lanka       3       6       9       9 N/A
Sweden   1,769   2,371   2,793   3,132 N/A
Switzerland   2,053   2,651   2,968   3,138 N/A
Syria Arab Rep       -       2       -       - N/A
Taiwan  17,703  17,933  21,165  20,447 N/A
Thailand     109      79      82     111 N/A
Trinidad & Tobago       -       6       3       4 N/A
Tunisia       3       1       3       7 N/A
Turkey      49      62      68      86 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands       2       2       1       5 N/A
Ukraine      35      34      32      35 N/A
United Arab Emirates      19      15      22      22 N/A
United Kingdom   6,679   8,603   9,127   9,185 N/A
Uruguay       9      11      18       8 N/A
Uzbekistan       1       -       1       - N/A
Vanuatu (New Hebrides)Read Footnote 44       -       -       1       - N/A
Venezuela      27      31      33      37 N/A
Vietnam       3       6       4       3 N/A
West Bank/GazaRead Footnote 44       -       -       1       - N/A
Zimbabwe       2       1       -       3 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 is subject to minor revisions. (back to text)

2: FY 2007 data is updated and final. (back to text)

3: FY 2008 preliminary data should be available January 2009 at www.uspto.gov, and finalized in the FY 2009 PAR. (back to text)

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

 

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