Patent applications per field of technology

The statistics below cover national applications filed with the PRH in order for the patent to take effect in Finland. The applications are sorted by application year.

The applications are classified by their technical content by using the International Patent Classification (IPC), on the grounds of the patent class given first in the application. The classification is based on a standard defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The standard is provided on the WIPO website (Excel file).


201320142015201620172018
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy
86 75 69 556473
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology
32 18 23 397054
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications
21 28 11 161330
Electrical engineering - Digital communication
65 31 24 293046
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes
7 10 8 751
Electrical engineering - Computer technology
45 52 47 345779
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management
39 30 15 231723
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors
10 7 7 122213
Instruments - Optics
10 10 9 83223
Instruments - Measurement
115 80 79 827586
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials
9 9 11 1120
Instruments - Control
14 19 15 253524
Instruments - Medical technology
82 57 45 617385
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry
10 16 17 111511
Chemistry - Biotechnology
32 17 28 252325
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 29 23 14 152022
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 27 26 24 181419
Chemistry - Food chemistry 19 13 14 112014
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 41 28 23 444550
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 57 30 26 282415
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 31 24 19 252821
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 5 7 5 475
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 81 79 83 645653
Chemistry - Environmental technology 64 54 35 384637
Mechanical engineering - Handling 88 76 62 708157
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 36 43 43 475138
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 73 73 52 424839
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 59 66 64 415255
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 88 71 74 708480
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 70 75 74 745451
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 49 53 45 454542
Mechanical engineering - Transport 71 75 74 627190
Other fields - Furniture, games 69 73 91 537868
Other fields - Other consumer goods 26 28 26 172413
Other fields - Civil engineering 177 167 160 160145143
Total 1 737 1 543 1 416 1 3661 5261 485

Statistics per technical field concerning international patent applications filed by Finnish applicants are available in WIPO’s service. The applications are sorted by year of publication. Go to the WIPO IP Statistics Data Center.

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Latest update 10.06.2019