(measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Slovenia: Patent applications by residents
For that indicator, we provide data for Slovenia from 1991 to 2018. The average value for Slovenia during that period was 298 patent applications with a minimum of 21 patent applications in 1991 and a maximum of 470 patent applications in 2011.
The latest value from 2018 is 255 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 116
countries is 19783 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.