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).


20132014201520162017
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy
86 75 69 5564
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology
32 18 23 3970
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications
21 28 11 1613
Electrical engineering - Digital communication
65 31 24 2930
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes
7 10 8 75
Electrical engineering - Computer technology
45 52 47 3457
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management
39 30 15 2317
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors
10 7 7 1222
Instruments - Optics
10 10 9 832
Instruments - Measurement
115 80 79 8275
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials
9 9 11 112
Instruments - Control
14 19 15 2535
Instruments - Medical technology
82 57 45 6173
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry
10 16 17 1115
Chemistry - Biotechnology
32 17 28 2523
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 29 23 14 1520
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 27 26 24 1814
Chemistry - Food chemistry 19 13 14 1120
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 41 28 23 4445
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 57 30 26 2824
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 31 24 19 2528
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 5 7 5 47
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 81 79 83 6456
Chemistry - Environmental technology 64 54 35 3846
Mechanical engineering - Handling 88 76 62 7081
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 36 43 43 4751
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 73 73 52 4248
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 59 66 64 4152
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 88 71 74 7084
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 70 75 74 7454
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 49 53 45 4545
Mechanical engineering - Transport 71 75 74 6271
Other fields - Furniture, games 69 73 91 5378
Other fields - Other consumer goods 26 28 26 1724
Other fields - Civil engineering 177 167 160 160145
Total 1 737 1 543 1 416 1 3661 526

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 13.04.2018