Belgium - Patent applications

Patent applications, nonresidents

Patent applications, nonresidents in Belgium was 148.00 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 16,158.00 in 1969, while its lowest value was 105.00 in 2005.

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), WIPO Patent Report: Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activity. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

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Year Value
1965 15,044.00
1966 15,744.00
1967 15,152.00
1968 16,068.00
1969 16,158.00
1970 15,848.00
1971 15,099.00
1972 14,620.00
1973 14,481.00
1974 13,619.00
1975 12,164.00
1976 11,753.00
1977 11,453.00
1978 9,683.00
1979 6,864.00
1980 5,104.00
1981 3,918.00
1982 2,944.00
1983 2,261.00
1984 1,966.00
1985 1,476.00
1986 1,334.00
1987 889.00
1988 776.00
1989 663.00
1990 613.00
1991 574.00
1992 499.00
1993 679.00
1994 446.00
1995 355.00
1996 310.00
1997 269.00
1998 249.00
1999 249.00
2000 243.00
2001 264.00
2002 147.00
2003 188.00
2004 122.00
2005 105.00
2006 161.00
2007 163.00
2008 133.00
2009 148.00
2010 140.00
2011 127.00
2012 127.00
2013 161.00
2014 137.00
2015 148.00

Patent applications, residents

The latest value for Patent applications, residents in Belgium was 949.00 as of 2015. Over the past 50 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 1,766.00 in 1965 and 454.00 in 2007.

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), WIPO Patent Report: Statistics on Worldwide Patent Activity. The International Bureau of WIPO assumes no responsibility with respect to the transformation of these data.

See also:

Year Value
1965 1,766.00
1966 1,671.00
1967 1,607.00
1968 1,466.00
1969 1,456.00
1970 1,339.00
1971 1,359.00
1972 1,342.00
1973 1,242.00
1974 1,109.00
1975 1,060.00
1976 1,038.00
1977 1,073.00
1978 1,000.00
1979 853.00
1980 865.00
1981 806.00
1982 914.00
1983 805.00
1984 869.00
1985 771.00
1986 794.00
1987 548.00
1988 636.00
1989 681.00
1990 643.00
1991 625.00
1992 675.00
1993 809.00
1994 744.00
1995 732.00
1996 776.00
1997 792.00
1998 690.00
1999 591.00
2000 577.00
2001 571.00
2002 601.00
2003 519.00
2004 514.00
2005 517.00
2006 490.00
2007 454.00
2008 575.00
2009 669.00
2010 620.00
2011 636.00
2012 755.00
2013 715.00
2014 889.00
2015 949.00

Classification

Topic: Infrastructure Indicators

Sub-Topic: Technology