Top 20 Regions Generating Space-Related Patents (2004 to 2008 and 2014 to 2018)

The 2021 document published by OECD, “Space Economy For People, Planet and Prosperity” is focused on providing evidence of the constitution of the space economy to prosperity. In the document it provides an overview of the patent activity associated with space related inventions. The following chart provides a summary of the top 20 regions relative to creation of space-related patents.

The United States, Japan, and China dominate.