Costa Rica - Patent applications

Patent applications, nonresidents

Patent applications, nonresidents in Costa Rica was 630.00 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 44 years was 1,212.00 in 2010, while its lowest value was 27.00 in 1989.

Definition: 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 process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Intellectual Property Indicators and www.wipo.int/econ_stat. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

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Year Value
1967 163.00
1968 164.00
1969 180.00
1970 111.00
1973 148.00
1974 179.00
1975 118.00
1976 97.00
1977 96.00
1978 101.00
1979 77.00
1980 85.00
1981 91.00
1982 61.00
1983 74.00
1986 54.00
1987 33.00
1988 38.00
1989 27.00
1990 41.00
1993 91.00
2010 1,212.00
2011 630.00

Patent applications, residents

The latest value for Patent applications, residents in Costa Rica was 14.00 as of 2011. Over the past 44 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 41.00 in 1981 and 8.00 in 2010.

Definition: 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 process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Intellectual Property Indicators and www.wipo.int/econ_stat. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

See also:

Year Value
1967 17.00
1968 14.00
1969 20.00
1970 40.00
1973 30.00
1974 38.00
1975 21.00
1976 15.00
1977 9.00
1978 27.00
1979 30.00
1980 30.00
1981 41.00
1982 38.00
1983 16.00
1986 19.00
1987 12.00
1988 10.00
1989 14.00
1990 25.00
1993 29.00
2010 8.00
2011 14.00

Classification

Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Technology