Netherlands: Patent applications by residents

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 Netherlands

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 2,080
 Year 2021
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 2,152
 Min - Max 1,605 - 2,585
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for the Netherlands from 1980 to 2021. The average value for the Netherlands during that period was 2152 patent applications with a minimum of 1605 patent applications in 1991 and a maximum of 2585 patent applications in 2011. The latest value from 2021 is 2080 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 112 countries is 20444 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
Netherlands - Patent applications by residents - Recent values chart

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Netherlands - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1980-2021




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 58.00 2022 points
 Research and development expenditure 2.31 2021 percent
 Information technology exports 9.98 2021 percent
 High tech exports 92,149.42 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 20.55 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 2,080 2021 patent applications
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