§ Mr. Wigley
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.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
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: 233W
Year Place of residence United Kingdom France Germany (Fed. Rep) Germany (Dem. Rep) Japan 1988 2,677 2,829 7,587 47 16,704 1989 3,378 3,310 8,756 58 20,907 1990 2,946 3,032 7,727 38 20,170 1991 2,974 3,094 7,584 0 21,464
The territorial base of the work leading to the patents is not recorded.
The report for 1992 has not yet been received.