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Which countries have the most patent filings? The results probably won't surprise you - they tend to be democracies with low barriers to starting businesses and high regard for intellectual property laws. Patent filings are a good indicator of the entrepreneurial spirit of a nation's citizens and its businesses. This list of countries with the most patent filings is build from data from the World Bank.

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
United States of America Washington, D.C. - 210,062 annual filings

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Japan Tokyo - 72,661

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
South Korea Seoul

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Canada Ottawa - 37,927

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Australia Canberra - 24,156

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Brazil Brasília - 20,487

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Mexico Mexico City - 14,976

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Germany Berlin - 13,372

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Russian Federation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Russian Federation 9,858

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Singapore Singapore - 8,759

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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
United Kingdom London - 8,582

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Israel Jerusalem - 7,263

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
New Zealand Wellington - 5,248

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Ukraine Kiev - 2,418

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Austria Vienna - 745

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Poland Warsaw - 655

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Algeria Algiers - 608

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Trinidad and Tobago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain - 551

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Sweden Stockholm - 420

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Switzerland Bern - 375

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Iceland Reykjavik - 330

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Spain Madrid - 329

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Georgia Tbilisi - 299

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Hungary Budapest - 209

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Finland Helsinki - 205

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Czech Republic Prague - 195

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Denmark Copenhagen - 191

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Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Uzbekistan Tashkent - 186

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo - 162

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Croatia Zagreb - 122

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Mongolia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Mongolia Ulan Bator - 110

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Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Slovak Republic 90

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Romania Bucharest - 62

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Bulgaria Sofia - 48

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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Madagascar Antananarivo - 40

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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Latvia Riga - 38

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Portugal Lisbon - 36

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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Lithuania Vilnius - 35

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Estonia Tallinn - 9

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Moldova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Moldova Chișinău - 9