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).

2013 2014 2015 20162017201820192020
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 86 75 69 55647358 51
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology 32 18 23 3970544753
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications 21 28 11 1613301974
Electrical engineering - Digital communication 65 31 24 29304679183
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes 7 10 8 751514
Electrical engineering - Computer technology 45 52 47 3457795972
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management 39 30 15 2317232416
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors 10 7 7 1222131517
Instruments - Optics 10 10 9 832231420
Instruments - Measurement 115 80 79 82758690129
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials 9 9 11 112000
Instruments - Control 14 19 15 2535242929
Instruments - Medical technology 82 57 45 6173855673
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry 10 16 17 111511614
Chemistry - Biotechnology 32 17 28 2523252323
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 29 23 14 1520221633
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 27 26 24 1814192829
Chemistry - Food chemistry 19 13 14 1120141718
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 41 28 23 4445504549
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 57 30 26 2824151625
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 31 24 19 2528213025
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 5 7 5 475106
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 81 79 83 6456536165
Chemistry - Environmental technology 64 54 35 3846374025
Mechanical engineering - Handling 88 76 62 7081576352
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 36 43 43 4751382718
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 73 73 52 4248393633
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 59 66 64 4152555267
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 88 71 74 7084808583
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 70 75 74 7454514256
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 49 53 45 4545424226
Mechanical engineering - Transport 71 75 74 6271907181
Other fields - Furniture, games 69 73 91 5378685358
Other fields - Other consumer goods 26 28 26 1724132737
Other fields - Civil engineering 177 167 160 160145143110133
Total 1 737 1 543 1 416 1 3661 5261 4851 3951 684

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 15.01.2021