Trinidad and Tobago: Patent applications by residents
For that indicator, The World Intellectual Property Organization provides data for Trinidad and Tobago from 1980 to 2016. The average value for Trinidad and Tobago during that period was 8 patent applications with a minimum of 1 patent applications in 2005 and a maximum of 29 patent applications in 1993.
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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.