Patent applications of residents reached 1,262 in 2018 in Denmark, according to World Bank. This is 15.3 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Denmark reached an all time high of 1,877 in 2004 and an all time low of 787 in 1971. When compared to Denmark's main peers, patent applications of residents in Germany amounted to 46,617, 2,111 in Netherlands, 1,082 in Norway and 1,838 in Sweden in 2018.
Denmark has been ranked 30th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 5 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.