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Eurozone Compared by Economy > Innovation > Patent applications, residents

DEFINITION: Patent applications, residents. 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 46,986 2011
2 France 14,655 2011
3 Italy 8,794 2011
4 Spain 3,430 2011
5 Netherlands 2,585 2011
6 Austria 2,154 2011
7 Finland 1,650 2011
8 Greece 728 2010
9 Belgium 636 2011
10 Portugal 571 2011
11 Ireland 494 2011
12 Slovenia 442 2010
13 Slovakia 224 2011
14 Latvia 173 2011
15 Luxembourg 85 2011
16 Estonia 62 2011
17 Malta 9 2011
18 Cyprus 4 2010

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