Uruguay: Patent applications by residents

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 Uruguay

Patent applications by residents

 Latest value 23
 Year 2017
 Measure patent applications
 Data availability 1980 - 2017
 Average 35
 Min - Max 18 - 71
 Source The World Intellectual Property Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Uruguay from 1980 to 2017. The average value for Uruguay during that period was 35 patent applications with a minimum of 18 patent applications in 1994 and a maximum of 71 patent applications in 1981. The latest value from 2017 is 23 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 120 countries is 18092 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
Uruguay - Patent applications by residents - Recent values chart

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Uruguay - Patent applications by residents - historical chart - 1980-2017




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 29.20 2022 points
 Research and development expenditure 0.45 2020 percent
 Information technology exports 0.06 2021 percent
 High tech exports 186.10 2022 million U.S. dollars
 High tech exports, percent of manufactured exports 9.59 2022 percent
 Patent applications by residents 23 2017 patent applications
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