Germany: Patent applications by residents

(measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
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Germany: Patent applications by residents

, 1980 - 2019: For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1980 to 2019. The average value for Germany during that period was 41541 patent applications with a minimum of 28683 patent applications in 1980 and a maximum of 51736 patent applications in 2000. The latest value from 2019 is 46632 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 107 countries is 20787 patent applications. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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