Patent applications of residents reached 12,865 in 2018 in United Kingdom, according to World Bank. This is 3.28 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, patent applications of residents in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 26,711 in 1968 and an all time low of 12,865 in 2018. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, patent applications of residents in Belgium amounted to 892, 14,303 in France, 46,617 in Germany and 76.0 in Ireland in 2018.
United Kingdom has been ranked 11th within the group of 112 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.