Patent applications of residents reached 1,838 in 2018 in Sweden, according to World Bank. This is 7.73 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in Sweden reached an all time high of 5,309 in 1967 and an all time low of 1,838 in 2018. When compared to Sweden's main peers, patent applications of residents in Denmark amounted to 1,262, 1,387 in Finland, 1,082 in Norway and 24,926 in Russia in 2018.
Sweden has been ranked 22nd within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of patent applications of residents, 3 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.