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.
- 1Washington, D.C.210,062 annual filings
- 7Mexico City14,976
- 18Port of Spain551