Patent applications of residents reached 2,111 in 2018 in Netherlands, according to World Bank. This is 5.80 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Netherlands reached an all time high of 2,595 in 1966 and an all time low of 1,605 in 1991. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, patent applications of residents in Belgium amounted to 892, 1,262 in Denmark, 46,617 in Germany and 12,865 in United Kingdom in 2018.
Netherlands has been ranked 19th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 2 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.