Switzerland: Patent applications by residents

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 Switzerland

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 1288
 Year 2021
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 2304
 Min - Max 1283 - 4049
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 2304 patent applications with a minimum of 1283 patent applications in 2018 and a maximum of 4049 patent applications in 1980. The latest value from 2021 is 1288 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
Switzerland - Patent applications by residents - recent values

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Switzerland - 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 64.60 2022 points
 Research and development expenditure 3.36 2021 percent
 Information technology exports 1.05 2020 percent
 High tech exports 77,973.73 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 28.84 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 1,288 2021 patent applications
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