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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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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 COUNTRIESRead Footnote 11
(FY 2005 - FY 2009)Read Footnote 22,Read Footnote 33
Residence 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 80,245 87,014 89,760 90,713 96,395
Algeria      -      1      -      -      -
Andorra      2      -      1      1      2
Anguilla      -      -      1      -      1
Antigua and Barbuda      -      -      -      1      -
Argentina     37     39     52     46     47
Armenia      -      3      1      1      1
Australia  1,091  1,413  1,493  1,485  1,717
Austria    546    575    553    572    729
Azerbaijan      -      1      2      2      -
Bahamas      9      7      3      5      6
Bangladesh      -      -      -      1      -
Barbados      -      2      2      2      3
Belarus      2      3      7      8      6
Belgium    629    665    629    602    677
BelizeRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      1
Benin      -      -      1      -      -
Bermuda      2      -      6      1      -
Bolivia      -      -      -      1      -
Bosnia and HerzegovinaRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      2
Brazil     93    152    112    131    146
British Virgin Islands      7      5      1      1      4
BruneiRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      1
Bulgaria      6      4      3     18     31
Burkina FasoRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      1
Cameroon      -      -      1      -      1
Canada  3,368  3,743  3,974  4,052  4,361
Cayman Islands      2      -     12      2      1
Chad      -      -      -      1      -
Chile     15     12     25     19     28
China (Hong Kong)    627    717    733    738    576
China (Macau)Read Footnote 44      1      3      -      2      -
China (Mainland)    583    868  1,139  1,684  2,196
Colombia      9      7      8      9     11
Costa Rica     12     29     14     17     14
Croatia     10     17     15     14     19
Cuba      3      2      2      6      5
Cyprus      6      4      4      1      2
Czech Republic     28     28     39     58     48
Denmark    463    547    494    573    512
Dominican Republic      1      3      2      3      5
Ecuador      3      2      5      3      3
Egypt      7      3     10      6      2
El Salvador      2      2      -      -      -
Estonia      3      4     10      2      4
Ethiopia      -      -      1      -      -
Fiji      1      -      1      -      -
Finland    778    946    967    894    974
France  3,355  3,542  3,757  3,683  3,836
French Polynesia      -      -      1      -      1
Gabon      -      -      1      -      -
Georgia      2      2      7      3      1
Germany 10,502 10,083 10,256  9,794 10,279
Ghana      -      -      1      -      -
Gibraltar      -      -      1      3      1
Greece     18     22     26     25     26
GreenlandRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      3
Guatemala      1      1      -      4      1
Honduras      1      -      2      -      -
Hungary     48     41     55     68     53
Iceland     23     22     20     23     26
India    405    470    560    650    678
Indonesia     36     11     16     21     20
Iran      1      -      4      3      6
Iraq      -      -      -      1      -
Ireland    192    186    174    174    180
Israel  1,000  1,231  1,218  1,322  1,426
Italy  1,706  1,817  1,791  1,890  1,842
Jamaica      1      -      1      2      4
Japan 34,079 36,482 36,658 35,847 37,879
Jordan      -      1      1      1      1
Kazakhstan      2      1      3      -      2
Kenya     10      4      1      2      6
Korea, Republic of  4,811  5,835  6,882  8,410  9,401
Kuwait      3      6      7     12     12
Kyrgyzstan      -      -      -      1      -
Latvia      2      2      2      2      4
Lebanon      1      2      2      5      4
Liechtenstein     16     13     14     15     20
Lithuania      5      6      9     13      4
Luxembourg     49     48     58     40     55
MacedoniaRead Footnote 44      -      -      -      -      1
Malaysia     95    124    154    179    173
Malta      1      1      1      2      7
Mauritius      -      -      -      1      -
Mexico     88     93     89     78     82
Moldova, Republic      1      -      -      -      -
Monaco      8      9     13      9      8
Morocco      -      4      1      3      4
Namibia      -      -      -      1      -
Netherlands  1,268  1,504  1,594  1,670  1,634
Netherlands Antilles      -      -      1      -      -
New Zealand    163    159    157    180    179
Nigeria      -      -      1      1      -
Norway    245    250    285    288    303
Oman      -      1      -      2      4
Pakistan      4      3      4      6      5
Panama      1      -      -      1      3
Paraguay      -      1      -      -      -
Peru      4      2      2      1      8
Philippines     18     30     26     22     24
Poland     29     26     37     64     50
Portugal     14     18     16     30     18
Qatar      2      2      -      1      1
Romania      6     11     11     11      7
Russian Federation    160    169    183    186    206
Saint Kitts & Nevis      -      -      -      1      -
Samoa      -      -      4      -      -
Saudi Arabia     16     21     23     28     20
SerbiaRead Footnote 22      -      2      6      2      5
Serbia and MontenegroRead Footnote 22      5      -      -      -      -
Seychelles      -      -      2      1      -
Singapore    420    424    457    426    496
Slovakia      1      2      8     13     13
Slovenia     17     21     23     17     27
South Africa    115    123    117    111    148
Spain    320    373    350    386    415
Sri Lanka      3      1      5      1      6
Sweden  1,269  1,255  1,298  1,249  1,230
Switzerland  1,214  1,295  1,283  1,340  1,428
Syrian Arab Rep      -      3      1      -      -
Taiwan  6,311  7,356  7,569  7,424  7,958
Thailand     28     38     29     38     32
Trinidad & Tobago      -      3      1      -      3
Tunisia      1      1      1      2      -
Turkey     11     24     19     35     32
Turks and Caicos Islands      7      1      1      1      -
Ukraine     18     27     14     16     21
United Arab Emirates      4      7      5      6     10
United Kingdom  3,744  3,978  4,100  3,882  3,904
Uruguay      1      1      3      3      5
Uzbekistan      -      1      -      -      -
Venezuela     14     14     13     19     11
Vietnam      2      -      1      -      2
Zimbabwe      2      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: FY 2009 Numbers are preliminary. 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: New entry. (back to text)

Note: Deleted Macau as provided in previous reports.

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