Patent applications of non-residents reached 347 in 2010 in Paraguay, according to World Bank. This is 41.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Paraguay reached an all time high of 364 in 2006 and an all time low of 32.0 in 1984. When compared to Paraguay's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Argentina amounted to 4,165, 20,771 in Brazil and 748 in Chile in 2010.
Paraguay has been ranked 48th within the group of 102 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents, 13 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.