Seychelles - Patent applications
Patent applications, nonresidents
Patent applications, nonresidents in Seychelles was 6.00 as of 1996. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 7.00 in 1981, while its lowest value was 1.00 in 1978.
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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