Number of U.S. patents issued by residency of applicant FY 2017-FY 2019

The statistic illustrates the number of patents issued from the fiscal year of 2017 to the fiscal year of 2019, by residency of the applicant. In the fiscal year of 2019, 193,381 patents were issued to residents of foreign countries, compared to 177,053 patents issued to residents of the United States.

Number of U.S. patents issued from FY 2017 to FY 2019, by residency of applicant

U.S. residentsForeign nationals
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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

FY 2017 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

The financial year is the U.S. government financial year which runs from 1 October and ends on 30 September.

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