Lesotho: Patent applications by residents

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 Lesotho

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 1
 Year 2019
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1995 - 2019
 Average 4
 Min - Max 1 - 8
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1995 to 2019. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 4 patent applications with a minimum of 1 patent applications in 1996 and a maximum of 8 patent applications in 1995. The latest value from 2019 is 1 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 113 countries is 19057 patent applications. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Patent applications by residents - recent values




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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 Innovation index 27.00 2015 points
 Research and development expenditure 0.05 2015 percent
 Information technology exports 0.74 2020 percent
 High tech exports 0.67 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 0.09 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 1 2019 patent applications
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