Togo records the highest proportion of female inventors who applied for patents in Africa and the world, between 1998 and 2017

Economic governance
Friday, 04 October 2019 12:24
Togo records the highest proportion of female inventors who applied for patents in Africa and the world, between 1998 and 2017

(Togo First) - Worldwide, Togo recorded the highest proportion of female inventors who applied for a patent between 1998 and 2017, 57.14% exactly. This was revealed in a recent study from the UK's intellectual property office. 

The study which assessed 120 countries explored gender profiles in worldwide patenting.  

After Togo follows Uganda where the proportion of female inventors in patent applications stood at 44.55% over the period. 

The US and the UK are far behind respectively ranked 110th and 120th with the figure standing at 10.04% and 9.44%.

While countries like Togo and Uganda have recorded such astounding performances, data shows that the overwhelming majority of patents are filed by men. Indeed, last year, female inventors were only associated with 13.07% of all global patent applications.  

Séna Akoda

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