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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
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
Tokyo
72,661
3
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Seoul
4
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Ottawa
37,927
5
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Canberra
24,156
6
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Brasília
20,487
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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Mexico City
14,976
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Germany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
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
8,759
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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
London
8,582
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Israel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Jerusalem
7,263
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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Wellington
5,248
14
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Kiev
2,418
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Austria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Vienna
745
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Poland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Warsaw
655
17
Algeria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Algiers
608
18
Trinidad and Tobago is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Port of Spain
551
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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Stockholm
420
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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Bern
375
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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Reykjavik
330
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Spain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Madrid
329
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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Tbilisi
299
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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Budapest
209
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Finland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Countries With The Most Patents
Helsinki
205