Patent Applications (Residents) fell 47.1% to 9.00 in Costa Rica in 2016

Patent Applications (Residents)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Costa Rica | May 17, 2019
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Patent applications of residents reached 9.00 in 2016 in Costa Rica, according to World Bank. This is 47.1 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, patent applications of residents in Costa Rica reached an all time high of 41.0 in 1981 and an all time low of 8.00 in 2010. When compared to Costa Rica's main peers, patent applications of residents in Guatemala amounted to 3.00, 10.0 in Honduras and 68.0 in Panama in 2016.

Costa Rica has been ranked 98th within the group of 114 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of 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.

Patent Applications (Residents) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Colombia 183 213 251 260 321
Costa Rica ... 14.0 10.0 21.0 16.0 17.0
El Salvador ... ... ... ... ... ... 7.00
Guatemala 4.00 7.00 4.00 10.0 7.00
Honduras ... ... 2.00 8.00 6.00 ... 4.00
Mexico 1,065 1,294 1,210 1,246 1,364
Nicaragua ... ... 2.00 4.00 3.00 1.00 ... ... ...
Panama ... ... 21.0 ... 9.00 13.0 14.0
USA 247,750 268,782 287,831 285,096 288,335