(measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
North Korea: Patent applications by residents
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 2005 to 2012. The average value for North Korea during that period was 7334 patent applications with a minimum of 5861 patent applications in 2005 and a maximum of 8354 patent applications in 2012.
The latest value from 2012 is 8354 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2012 based on 105
countries is 13725 patent applications.
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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.