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European Union Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents

DEFINITION: Patent applications, nonresidents. Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention--a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Germany 12,458 2011
2 United Kingdom 6,916 2011
3 France 2,099 2011
4 Italy 927 2011
5 Sweden 337 2011
6 Netherlands 310 2011
7 Austria 276 2011
8 Poland 244 2011
9 Denmark 197 2011
10 Spain 196 2011
11 Belgium 127 2011
12 Finland 124 2011
13 Czech Republic 97 2011
14 Portugal 75 2011
15 Ireland 67 2011
16 Luxembourg 43 2011
17 Romania 39 2011
18 Hungary 36 2011
19 Slovakia 33 2011
=20 Bulgaria 21 2011
=20 Croatia 21 2011
22 Greece 16 2010
=23 Estonia 15 2011
=23 Lithuania 15 2011
25 Slovenia 11 2010
26 Latvia 10 2011
27 Cyprus 8 2011
28 Malta 6 2011

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Intellectual Property Indicators and www.wipo.int/econ_stat. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/European-Union/Economy/Innovation/Patent-applications,-nonresidents

European Union Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, nonresidents

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