Germany: Patent applications by residents
(measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
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Germany: Patent applications by residents: For that indicator, The World Intellectual Property Organization provides data for Germany from 1963 to 2016. The average value for Germany during that period was 38666 patent applications with a minumum of 28683 patent applications in 1980 and a maximum of 51736 patent applications in 2000. 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.