Saturday, September 12, 2009

How nations rank, innovative-wise, according to patents:

Depending on how the list is compiled, Japan and the USA come in either number one or two in creative inventiveness. China and South Korea compete for third place , with about 245,000 patents filed for each last year.

Germany is usually ranked 5th. The usual suspects round out the top 15 list- UK, Italy, Russia, Australia, Netherlands, France, etc. ( my memory fails me just now)...

India filed only 35,000 patents last year, while Pakistanis filed 1 (?).

I made this list by trying to blend the criteria- overall number of patents filed, per capita rate, etc.


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