Annual statistics on patent applications and patents

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 2014 20152016

National
patent
applications

2660236921872220205920182015194719331833177418271737 1545 14161368
Finnish applicant 2390216219902011183018131804179918051731165017041597 1422 12891260
International patent applications (PCT)











Received by PRH 115610619971006105610151029 94311651182123013581265 1112 1005969
PRH / ISA (PRH has carried out the novelty search)



427643721660871917926980800 593 480441
PRH / IPEA (PRH has carried out the prelim. examination of patentability)



412214915513011812310793 105 7670
Granted patents (tot.) 20472056240220751757 10599219981055923841835711 786 931815
Finnish applicant 10921092125411791128713616730713717718698 636 690 812710
Expired patents 295334331307385375424489489521 535550500 538 529280
Patents in force in Finland
Granted by PRH 190431911018601182341784617076146041416813401122161111910372 9455 8606 82177818
Granted by EPO 780813362178252162526269299183285933893344063600337571 38336 39584 4026841160
Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries
PCT applications 1623176214971676189318462009221421232138 2075 2312 2095 181515921524
With EPO 154615991452158215001686203917931444 1639 1571 19001895 218220001818
With USPTO 1840181119352096203223832444262126102772 2551 27602869 31023219
With JPO (Japan) 547461334453535567585575340413 319 367362 385353
With SIPO (China) 4755965988178518989739798971089 964 10691039 11651041
With KIPO (Korea) 551536575393387 334 273 312 331273
With UKIPO (United Kingdom) 78 80 67 73 50 52 72173 166110

National patent applications

National applications = patent applications filed with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)

Finnish applicant = patent applications received by PRH from Finnish applicants

International patent applications (PCT)

PCT phase I (ISA) = PCT applications that have been the subject of a novelty search at PRH

PCT phase II (IPEA) = PCT applications that have been the subject of a preliminary examination of patentability at PRH

Granted patents

Granted patents (tot.) = patents granted by PRH

Finnish applicant = patents granted by PRH to Finnish applicants

Expired = patents granted by PRH, which have expired

Patents in force in Finland

Granted by PRH = patents granted by PRH, which are in force at the end of the year

Granted by EPO = patents granted by the European Patent Office (EPO), which have been validated in Finland and are in force at PRH at the end of the year

Please note: Finland acceded to the European Patent Convention on 1 March 1996, which allows the EPO to grant patents which are then validated in Finland. Patents granted by the EPO are not automatically in force in Finland – the applicant must validate the patent in Finland after the grant by filing a translation of the patent and by paying a publication fee.

Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries

PCT applications = total number of PCT applications filed by Finnish applicants, see PCT Yearly Review at www.wipo.int/ipstats/en

With EPO (total) = European patent applications filed by Finnish applicants, see EPO Annual Reports at www.epo.org

With USPTO = patent applications filed with the US Patent Office, see www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/appl_yr.pdf

With JPO = patent applications filed with the Japan Patent Office, see JPTO Annual Reports at www.jpo.go.jp/index_e/reference_room.html

With SIPO = patent applications filed with the China Patent Office, see Statistics at http://english.sipo.gov.cn/statistics/

With KIPO = patent applications filed with the Korea Patent Office, see KIPO Annual Reports at www.kipo.go.kr/en

With UKIPO = patent applications filed with the United Kingdom Patent Office, see UKIPO Publications at www.ipo.gov.uk/about/whatwedo/ourpublications/ourpublications-review.htm

Average life span (years)

Granted by PRH = average life span of patents granted by PRH

Granted by EPO = average life span of patents granted by the EPO and validated in Finland

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Latest update 03.08.2017