Patent applications of residents reached 14,415 in 2017 in France, according to World Bank. This is 1.47 % more 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 1,001, 47,785 in Germany, 8,643 in Italy and 2,167 in Spain in 2017.
France has been ranked 11th within the group of 109 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 1 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.