Patent Applications (Residents) rose 2.87% to 8,848 in Italy in 2016

Patent Applications (Residents)
Telcos & Hi-Tech | Italy | May 17, 2019
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Patent applications of residents reached 8,848 in 2016 in Italy, according to World Bank. This is 2.87 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, patent applications of residents in Italy reached an all time high of 9,255 in 2007 and an all time low of 2,000 in 1985. When compared to Italy's main peers, patent applications of residents in Austria amounted to 2,078, 14,206 in France and 1,462 in Switzerland in 2016.

Italy has been ranked 13th 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
Austria 2,154 2,258 2,162 2,092 2,205
Belgium 636 755 715 889 949
Croatia 230 217 230 170 169
France 14,655 14,540 14,690 14,500 14,306
Germany 46,986 46,620 47,353 48,154 47,384
Hungary 662 692 642 546 569
Italy 8,794 8,439 8,307 8,601 ...
Slovenia 470 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Spain 3,430 3,266 3,026 2,953 2,799
Switzerland 1,597 1,480 1,525 1,480 1,477