Patent applications of residents reached 193 in 2017 in Pakistan, according to World Bank. This is 5.39 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Pakistan reached an all time high of 209 in 2015 and an all time low of 16.0 in 1996. When compared to Pakistan's main peers, patent applications of residents in China amounted to 1,245,709, 14,961 in India and 15,264 in Iran in 2017.
Pakistan has been ranked 57th within the group of 109 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 11 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.