This week patents with first–named inventors identified by countries outside of the US accounted for 3,877 patents or 51.7% of this week's patents.
Asian inventors receiving patents contributed 2,343 patents or 60.4%, of patents awarded to foreign grantees and 31.3% of the total granted this week. European inventors were granted 1,173 patents this week or 30.3% of all foreign patents granted and 15.7% of all patents this week. North American patents accounted for 3,800 of the total patents granted this week. The count includes the 3,618 patents granted to US first–named inventors; and inventions awarded to Canada (176) and Mexico (6). North American inventors received 50.7% of all patents granted this week.