Costa Rica: Patent applications by residents
(measure: patent applications; source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
Costa Rica: Patent applications by residents: For that indicator, The World Intellectual Property Organization provides data for Costa Rica from 1967 to 2016. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 21 patent applications with a minumum of 8 patent applications in 2010 and a maximum of 41 patent applications in 1981. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.