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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 2005 - FY 2009)
Residence 2005 2006 2007 2008Read Footnote 22 2009Read Footnote 33
Total 191,060 209,601 220,432 239,068 N/A
Afghanistan       1       -       -       - N/A
Albania       1       -       -       - N/A
Algeria       3       2       3       1 N/A
Andorra       2       -       5       8 N/A
Anguilla       -       1       -       - N/A
Antigua & Barbuda       2       -       2       1 N/A
Argentina      92     133     166     139 N/A
Armenia       3      10       3       9 N/A
Aruba       1       -       -       - N/A
Australia   3,339   3,078   3,612   4,194 N/A
Austria   1,119   1,200   1,417   1,785 N/A
Azerbaijan       3       4       1       1 N/A
Bahamas      16      18      13      20 N/A
Bahrain       -       1       1       - N/A
Bangladesh       1       -       -       1 N/A
Barbados       9       2       6       7 N/A
Belarus       4      13      15      11 N/A
Belgium   1,539   1,578   1,700   1,748 N/A
Belize       -       -       -       4 N/A
Benin       1       -       -       1 N/A
Bermuda       7       8       4       8 N/A
Bolivia       2       2       2       3 N/A
Bosnia & Herzegovina       1       -       3       6 N/A
Brazil     340     333     385     499 N/A
British Virgin Islands       5       7      11      10 N/A
Brunei       -       -       1       - N/A
Bulgaria      67      52      49      83 N/A
Burkina Faso       -       -       1       - N/A
BurundiRead Footnote 66       -       -       -       1 N/A
Cameroon       2       1       3       1 N/A
Canada   9,114  10,243  10,788  11,436 N/A
Cayman Islands      14       2       4       6 N/A
ChadRead Footnote 44       -       1       -       - N/A
Chile      56      50     105      63 N/A
China (Hong Kong)   1,319   1,318   1,447   1,419 N/A
China (Macau)Read Footnote 66       3       5       3       5 N/A
China (People’s Republic)   2,330   3,838   4,422   5,148 N/A
Colombia      15      15      27      35 N/A
Cook Islands       -       -       -       - N/A
Costa Rica      47      25      33      20 N/A
Croatia      42      37      32      39 N/A
Cuba      16       9      16      38 N/A
Cyprus      13      11       5       8 N/A
Czech Republic      87     102     129     180 N/A
Denmark   1,167   1,259   1,232   1,654 N/A
Dominican Republic       5       8       7       9 N/A
Ecuador       5      12       5       5 N/A
Egypt      17      17      33      53 N/A
El Salvador       -       -       3       - N/A
Estonia      20      14      18      35 N/A
Ethiopia       -       1       1       - N/A
Finland   2,096   2,310   2,517   2,782 N/A
French Polynesia       2       1       -       - N/A
France   7,515   7,228   8,204   9,281 N/A
Georgia       5      10      14       5 N/A
Germany  21,598  22,263  23,535  26,331 N/A
Ghana       3       -       3       1 N/A
Gibraltar       7      10       3       3 N/A
Greece      65      81      86     128 N/A
Greenland       -       -       3       4 N/A
Guatemala       1       7       3       2 N/A
Haiti       -       -       1       - N/A
Honduras       3       1       1       1 N/A
Hungary     128     172     193     203 N/A
Iceland      52      47      37      41 N/A
India   1,444   1,862   2,280   2,869 N/A
Indonesia      24      31      37      25 N/A
Iran       4      10      18      28 N/A
Iraq       -       1       -       1 N/A
Ireland     507     528     561     740 N/A
Israel   3,191   3,617   4,114   4,916 N/A
Italy   3,685   3,691   3,832   4,273 N/A
Jamaica       5       4       4      12 N/A
Japan  73,250  76,940  79,725  84,473 N/A
Jordan       2       7      12       8 N/A
Kazakhstan       3       4       1       2 N/A
Kenya       7       7       9       4 N/A
Korea, Dem. Republic of       -       -       1       2 N/A
Korea, Republic of  16,643  21,963  23,589  25,507 N/A
Kuwait      23      36      25      18 N/A
Kyrgyzstan       1       -       -       - N/A
Latvia       6       8      10       6 N/A
Lebanon       7      14      12      11 N/A
Liechtenstein      25      27      26      35 N/A
Lithuania       9      10      11      13 N/A
Luxembourg      78      84     118     102 N/A
Madagascar       -       -       1       - N/A
Macedonia       1       -       1       - N/A
Malaysia     341     392     378     326 N/A
Malta       6      13       5      10 N/A
Mauritius       -       -       2       1 N/A
Mexico     217     229     216     269 N/A
Moldova       -       1       1       1 N/A
Monaco      18      21      15      16 N/A
Morocco       4       2       2      11 N/A
Namibia       -       -       -       1 N/A
Netherlands   3,637   4,098   4,249   4,240 N/A
Netherlands Antilles       1       -       1       1 N/A
New Zealand     416     449     474     580 N/A
Nigeria       3       2       5       1 N/A
Norway     583     593     662     856 N/A
Oman       5       1       2       5 N/A
Pakistan      12      12      10      21 N/A
Panama       3      6       7      12 N/A
Paraguay       -      1       -       1 N/A
Peru       3      3       9       9 N/A
Philippines      60      85      87      72 N/A
Poland     122      93     104     122 N/A
Portugal      55      43      66      91 N/A
Qatar       1       -       4       - N/A
Romania      16      31      39      47 N/A
Russian Federation     361     377     443     531 N/A
SamoaRead Footnote 44       -       5       -       4 N/A
San Marino       -       -       1       - N/A
Saudi Arabia      41      51      69      90 N/A
Serbia       -       7      12      16 N/A
Serbia & Montenegro       6       -       -       - N/A
Seychelles       2       1       -       1 N/A
Singapore     949   1,183   1,192   1,376 N/A
Slovakia      18      29      32      36 N/A
Slovenia      50      47      53      71 N/A
South Africa     241     243     280     319 N/A
Spain     855     868   1,080   1,294 N/A
Sri Lanka       6       9       9      16 N/A
Sweden   2,371   2,793   3,132   3,508 N/A
Switzerland   2,651   2,968   3,138   3,681 N/A
Syria Arab Rep       2       -       -       1 N/A
Taiwan  17,933  21,165  20,447  19,733 N/A
Thailand      79      82     111     127 N/A
Trinidad & Tobago       6       3       4       6 N/A
Tunisia       1       3       7       9 N/A
Turkey      62      68      86     103 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands       2       1       5       2 N/A
Ukraine      34      32      35      46 N/A
United Arab Emirates      15      22      22      30 N/A
United Kingdom   8,603   9,127   9,185  10,795 N/A
Uruguay      11      18       8      13 N/A
Uzbekistan       -       1       -       - N/A
Vanuatu (New Hebrides)Read Footnote 44       -       1       -       4 N/A
Venezuela      31      33      37      27 N/A
Vietnam       6       4       3      13 N/A
West Bank/GazaRead Footnote 44       -       1       -       - N/A
Zimbabwe       1       -       3       2 N/A
OtherRead Footnote 55       -       -       -       - 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 2008 data is updated and final. (back to text)

3: FY 2009 preliminary data should be available January 2010 at www.uspto.gov, and finalized in the FY 2010 PAR. (back to text)

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

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

6: New entry. (back to text)

Note: Deleted Czechoslovakia, Macau, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia as provided in previous reports.

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