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European Union: Industry > Patent applications stats

Definitions

  • Nonresidents: Patent applications are applications filed 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.
  • Nonresidents > Per capita: Patent applications are applications filed 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Nonresidents per million: Patent applications are applications filed 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Residents: Patent applications are applications filed 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.
  • Residents > Per capita: Patent applications are applications filed 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Residents per million: Patent applications are applications filed 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT EUROPEAN UNION TOTAL EUROPEAN UNION AVERAGE DATES
Nonresidents 37,616
7% of surveyed countries
1,504.64
5 times less than average
2004
Nonresidents > Per capita 107.65 per 1 million people
2 times less than average
2004
Nonresidents per million 106.33
2 times less than average
2004
Residents 102,459
11% of surveyed countries
4,269.12
4 times less than average
2004
Residents > Per capita 146.58 per 1 million people
42% less than average
2004
Residents per million 146.08
42% less than average
2004

Citation

"European Union Patent applications Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/European-Union/Industry/Patent-applications