Namibia: Patent applications by residents

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Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 8
 Year 2019
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1990 - 2019
 Average 11
 Min - Max 3 - 21
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1990 to 2019. The average value for Namibia during that period was 11 patent applications with a minimum of 3 patent applications in 1991 and a maximum of 21 patent applications in 2018. The latest value from 2019 is 8 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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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 20.60 2022 points
 Research and development expenditure 0.35 2014 percent
 Information technology exports 0.28 2020 percent
 High tech exports 0.76 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 0.06 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 8 2019 patent applications
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