Patent applications per technical field

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).


20122013201420152016
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy
74 86 75 69 55
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology
38 32 18 23 39
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications
22 21 28 11 16
Electrical engineering - Digital communication
45 65 31 24 29
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes
3 7 10 8 7
Electrical engineering - Computer technology
66 45 52 47 34
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management
29 39 30 15 23
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors
13 10 7 7 12
Instruments - Optics
9 10 10 9 8
Instruments - Measurement
89 115 80 79 82
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials
6 9 9 11 11
Instruments - Control
22 14 19 15 25
Instruments - Medical technology
68 82 57 45 61
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry
14 10 16 17 11
Chemistry - Biotechnology
28 32 17 28 25
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 17 29 23 14 15
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 23 27 26 24 18
Chemistry - Food chemistry 23 19 13 14 11
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 41 41 28 23 44
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 36 57 30 26 28
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 55 31 24 19 25
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 3 5 7 5 4
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 89 81 79 83 64
Chemistry - Environmental technology 62 64 54 35 38
Mechanical engineering - Handling 126 88 76 62 70
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 55 36 43 43 47
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 92 73 73 52 42
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 91 59 66 64 41
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 93 88 71 74 70
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 88 70 75 74 74
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 37 49 53 45 45
Mechanical engineering - Transport 99 71 75 74 62
Other fields - Furniture, games 89 69 73 91 53
Other fields - Other consumer goods 23 26 28 26 17
Other fields - Civil engineering 158 177 167 160 160
Total 1826 1737 1543 1416 1366

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 05.07.2017