Patent applications by residents - country data from around the world:
The average for 2015 was 17909 patent applications.The highest value was in China: 968252 patent applications and the lowest value was in Mauritius: 1 patent applications. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Patent applications by residents.
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.