Table 1: World Share of patents granted by USPTO and EPO, by inventors from selected regions/countries.

Agency/region/country19851990199620012004200520061985199019962001200420052006

USPTO
 United States55.2052.4455.7352.7651.2951.90NA51.8947.3050.0051.5450.4850.5550.37
 EU21.5619.7215.3316.3815.1614.69NA17.2314.9210.8010.8810.9911.0910.79
 Asia18.1622.8324.3825.9728.8328.76NA27.2734.5236.1834.1434.7334.5034.61
  China0.040.110.120.260.440.48NA0.030.100.100.130.280.390.48
  India0.010.030.030.110.220.27NA0.010.010.030.060.160.260.28
  Japan17.7921.6121.0320.0121.5221.10NA27.0933.5731.9726.0826.3325.4925.09
  Malaysia0.000.000.010.020.050.06NA0.000.000.000.030.050.090.09
  Singapore0.010.010.080.180.270.24NA0.010.020.110.360.470.380.34
  South Korea0.060.251.362.132.703.03NA0.030.422.573.843.934.354.77
  Taiwan0.240.811.733.233.613.56NA0.100.381.393.623.473.523.52
  Thailand0.000.000.010.010.010.01NA0.000.000.010.010.010.000.01
  All others0.000.000.000.000.000.01NA0.010.000.000.000.000.000.00

EPO
 United States21.9022.5924.5323.6823.1723.4122.6325.6427.2227.2528.6226.5825.4525.48
 EU57.7053.6645.5150.7051.4050.8349.9350.6043.4530.8437.1341.3243.0540.12
 Asia13.2917.3824.4619.7919.1819.4521.0918.5425.4138.5630.2927.1826.7029.17
  China0.000.050.080.070.150.190.230.000.020.040.030.110.170.25
  India0.060.020.030.050.160.180.210.000.000.020.000.060.070.09
  Japan13.1517.2024.0119.0017.7917.8219.0218.4825.3238.0929.3125.1624.4426.16
  Malaysia0.000.000.000.010.010.020.020.000.000.000.010.010.020.02
  Singapore0.010.020.050.090.090.090.100.000.050.080.170.200.160.19
  South Korea0.010.020.180.480.770.901.230.000.000.280.711.401.642.20
  Taiwan0.060.070.100.080.200.230.260.070.020.050.060.220.200.23
  Thailand0.000.000.000.010.010.010.020.000.000.000.000.010.000.01
  All others0.000.000.010.000.000.000.010.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

are patents granted, are ICT patents granted.
Source: Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 [18], Tables .