Patent applications of residents reached 46,617 in 2018 in Germany, according to World Bank. This is 2.44 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Germany reached an all time high of 51,736 in 2000 and an all time low of 28,683 in 1980. When compared to Germany's main peers, patent applications of residents in Austria amounted to 2,039, 892 in Belgium, 14,303 in France and 4,207 in Poland in 2018.
Germany has been ranked 7th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents.
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.