Patent applications of residents reached 14,303 in 2018 in France, according to World Bank. This is 0.777 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in France reached an all time high of 17,561 in 1968 and an all time low of 10,681 in 1982. When compared to France's main peers, patent applications of residents in Belgium amounted to 892, 46,617 in Germany, 8,921 in Italy and 1,525 in Spain in 2018.
France has been ranked 10th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 1 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.