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…

Internet users (2014)

  You can clearly see the higher shares of internet users are concrentrated in countries in the developed regions (e.g. USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia). Contrariwise emerging and developing regions (e.g. Central Africa, Southeast Asia) can only show low shares of internet users. So there is a obvious correlation between the level of economic development and the access for people to the internet. But the significance of having access to the internet considering the globalization are getting more and more important nowadays. Therefore it can be assumed that in future…