Patent applications of residents reached 470 in 2011 in Slovenia, according to World Bank. This is 6.33 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Slovenia reached an all time high of 470 in 2011 and an all time low of 21.0 in 1991. When compared to Slovenia's main peers, patent applications of residents in Austria amounted to 2,154, 230 in Croatia, 662 in Hungary and 8,794 in Italy in 2011.
Slovenia has been ranked 48th within the group of 108 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 2 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.