Apple diversifies its business in various countries of the world. In the US there is the headquarters, in Ireland there is a European tax office, in China there are a large part of suppliers, and then there’s … Jamaica for patents!
Apple keeps track of most of its patents in Jamaica, since the country’s laws protect new inventions, better than any other nation. In Jamaica, in fact, patent information remains on file for three months, and no one can find out the content of the filed inventions. In addition, the search for a patent is very complex, since non-residents have to go in person in the Kingston office and find what you want. Residents, however, can make use of the office staff for assistance in the search, even if the acceptance process lasts 3 weeks.
In addition, the law regarding Jamaican allows for further extension of six months to keep the secret of a product that is about to be launched.