Patent applications of non-residents reached 80.0 in 2017 in Romania, according to World Bank. This is 37.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of non-residents in Romania reached an all time high of 1,380 in 1972 and an all time low of 36.0 in 2008. When compared to Romania's main peers, patent applications of non-residents in Bulgaria amounted to 23.0, 36.0 in Hungary, 37.0 in Moldova and 1,764 in Ukraine in 2017.
Romania has been ranked 79th within the group of 113 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of non-residents, 3 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.