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Latin America and Caribbean: Industry > Patent applications stats

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  • 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 LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN TOTAL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AVERAGE DATES
Nonresidents 33,071
6% of surveyed countries
5,511.83
44% less than average
2004
Nonresidents > Per capita 87.62 per 1 million people
2 times less than average
2004
Nonresidents per million 85.88
3 times less than average
2004
Residents 5,284
0% of surveyed countries
1,056.8
16 times less than average
2004
Residents > Per capita 11.89 per 1 million people
18 times less than average
2004
Residents per million 11.81
18 times less than average
2004

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