Patent applications of non-residents reached 46.0 in 2017 in Lithuania, according to World Bank. This is 20.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Lithuania reached an all time high of 1,036 in 1993 and an all time low of 6.00 in 2010. When compared to Lithuania's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Belarus amounted to 90.0, 4.00 in Estonia, 7.00 in Latvia and 14,106 in Russia in 2017.
Lithuania has been ranked 84th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents, 3 places above 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.