Nicaragua: Patent applications by residents

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Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 1
 Year 2014
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1985 - 2014
 Average 5
 Min - Max 1 - 14
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Nicaragua from 1985 to 2014. The average value for Nicaragua during that period was 5 patent applications with a minimum of 1 patent applications in 2014 and a maximum of 14 patent applications in 2000. The latest value from 2014 is 1 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2014 based on 114 countries is 15026 patent applications. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nicaragua - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1985-2014

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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