Nigeria: Patent applications by residents

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 Nigeria

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 410
 Year 2020
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1985 - 2020
 Average 159
 Min - Max 10 - 439
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1985 to 2020. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 159 patent applications with a minimum of 10 patent applications in 1985 and a maximum of 439 patent applications in 2019. The latest value from 2020 is 410 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 118 countries is 18880 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
Nigeria - Patent applications by residents - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1985-2020




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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 Patent applications by residents 410 2020 patent applications
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