List of countries by patents

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This is a list of countries by patents, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2007,[1] 2010 and 2012.[2]

Top 20 countries in 2011[edit]

Remark: this section reports patents by the applicant's origin. E.g. if a Swedish applicant applies for a patent in the United States, it's going to increase Sweden's patents in the list below, and not the United States'.

Top 10 countries in 2010[edit]

Top 20 countries in 2008[edit]

Top 10 countries in 2007[edit]

  • Change in value from the last report is given as follows:
  • Increase = increase.
  • Steady = steady.
  • Decrease = decrease.

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