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 2016201720182019
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 86 75 69 55647358
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology 32 18 23 39705447
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications 21 28 11 16133019
Electrical engineering - Digital communication 65 31 24 29304679
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes 7 10 8 7515
Electrical engineering - Computer technology 45 52 47 34577959
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management 39 30 15 23172324
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors 10 7 7 12221315
Instruments - Optics 10 10 9 8322314
Instruments - Measurement 115 80 79 82758690
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials 9 9 11 11200
Instruments - Control 14 19 15 25352429
Instruments - Medical technology 82 57 45 61738556
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry 10 16 17 1115116
Chemistry - Biotechnology 32 17 28 25232523
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 29 23 14 15202216
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 27 26 24 18141928
Chemistry - Food chemistry 19 13 14 11201417
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 41 28 23 44455045
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 57 30 26 28241516
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 31 24 19 25282130
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 5 7 5 47510
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 81 79 83 64565361
Chemistry - Environmental technology 64 54 35 38463740
Mechanical engineering - Handling 88 76 62 70815763
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 36 43 43 47513827
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 73 73 52 42483936
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 59 66 64 41525552
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 88 71 74 70848085
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 70 75 74 74545142
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 49 53 45 45454242
Mechanical engineering - Transport 71 75 74 62719071
Other fields - Furniture, games 69 73 91 53786853
Other fields - Other consumer goods 26 28 26 17241327
Other fields - Civil engineering 177 167 160 160145143110
Total 1 737 1 543 1 416 1 3661 5261 4851 395

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 25.05.2020