Patent applications of residents reached 892 in 2018 in Belgium, according to World Bank. This is 10.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Belgium reached an all time high of 1,766 in 1965 and an all time low of 454 in 2007. When compared to Belgium's main peers, patent applications of residents in France amounted to 14,303, 46,617 in Germany, 152 in Luxembourg and 2,111 in Netherlands in 2018.
Belgium has been ranked 38th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 5 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.