(measure: patent applications; Source: The World Intellectual Property Organization)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Zimbabwe: Patent applications by residents
For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2016. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 38 patent applications with a minimum of 8 patent applications in 2016 and a maximum of 60 patent applications in 1991.
The latest value from 2016 is 8 patent applications. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 122
countries is 18128 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.