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.
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