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Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many patents have been awarded by the United States of America for United Kingdom-based work in each year since 1988; and what information he has on the number of patents awarded by the United States of America to (a) France, (b) Germany and (c) Japan in the same period.

The annual report for the fiscal year 1991 of the United States Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks shows the number of patents issued by the United States to residents of the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan to be as follows:

YearPlace of residence
United KingdomFranceGermany (Fed. Rep)Germany (Dem. Rep)Japan
The territorial base of the work leading to the patents is not recorded.The report for 1992 has not yet been received.