Patent applications of non-residents reached 4.00 in 2017 in Estonia, according to World Bank. This is 300 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Estonia reached an all time high of 791 in 2000 and an all time low of 1.00 in 2016. When compared to Estonia's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Finland amounted to 139, 7.00 in Latvia, 46.0 in Lithuania and 14,106 in Russia in 2017.
Estonia has been ranked 108th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents, 19 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
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.