Patent applications per country [2013]

Patent applications (residents) per country in 2013 Patent definition: „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.“ – World Bank Top 5 countries with the highest number of patent applications:   Top countries…