The following charts describe the situation of patent application. Chart 1 is about trends of patent application form 1985 to 1999. Chart 2 shows the proportion relevant to residents and non-residents in USA, Japan, Brazil and Zabya.
In Chart 1, the column figures illustrates the number of native people in USA is about 90000, while the non-native figure is 85000. Though the total number is much than the situation of Japan, there are 140000 native people applied for patent in this country. However, only 30000 applications are about non-residents. At the same time, Brazil only contains native application and Zabya only have non-native application.
Regarding Chart 2, the line graph shows an increasing trend of patent application. From 1981 to 1995, the figure climbed steady with some slight fluctuation. However, after 1995, this increasing trend began to ascend dramatically from 3 million applications to almost 7 applications.
From the charts, in developed countries such as Japan and USA, the number of patent application cases is numerous, while developing countries have low figures. The patent applications improve rapidly recently.