Costa Rica: Patent applications by residents

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 Costa Rica

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 15
 Year 2021
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 21
 Min - Max 8 - 63
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 21 patent applications with a minimum of 8 patent applications in 2010 and a maximum of 63 patent applications in 1991. The latest value from 2021 is 15 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 112 countries is 20444 patent applications. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1980-2021

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.

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