Patent applications of non-residents reached 7.00 in 2017 in Latvia, according to World Bank. This is 61.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Latvia reached an all time high of 273 in 1996 and an all time low of 1.00 in 2015. When compared to Latvia's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Belarus amounted to 90.0, 4.00 in Estonia, 46.0 in Lithuania and 14,106 in Russia in 2017.
Latvia has been ranked 107th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents, 10 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.