Malawi: Patent applications by residents

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 Malawi

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 3
 Year 2016
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1980 - 2016
 Average 2
 Min - Max 1 - 7
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1980 to 2016. The average value for Malawi during that period was 2 patent applications with a minimum of 1 patent applications in 1983 and a maximum of 7 patent applications in 1981. The latest value from 2016 is 3 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 121 countries is 17593 patent applications. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Malawi - Patent applications by residents - Recent values chart

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Malawi - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1980-2016




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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