Patent applications of non-residents reached 85.0 in 2016 in Ireland, according to World Bank. This is 55.3 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Ireland reached an all time high of 4,001 in 1990 and an all time low of 53.0 in 2009. When compared to Ireland's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Canada amounted to 30,667, 2,012 in France, 3.00 in Iceland and 8,183 in United Kingdom in 2016.
Ireland has been ranked 73rd within the group of 116 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents.
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 a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
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