Annual statistics on patent applications and patents

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

2005 2006 2007 200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
National patent applications 2059 2018 2015 194719331833 77418271737154514161368152914871396
Finnish applicant 1830 1813 1804 179918051731165017041597142212891260139113871322

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

200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Received by PRH 1056 1015 1029 94311651182123013581265111210059699801007958
PRH / ISA (PRH has carried out the novelty search) 427 643 721 660871917926980800593480441505498485
PRH / IPEA (PRH has carried out the prelim. examination of patentability) 4 122 149 155130118123107931057670756357

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

200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Granted patents (tot.) 1757 1059 921 9981055923841835711786931815704533505
Finnish applicant 1128 713 616 730713717718698636690812710594472453
Expired patents 385 375 424 489489521535550500538529280164263211

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.

200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Granted by PRH 17846 17076 14604 1416813401122161111910372945586068217781876897 1676 842
Granted by EPO 21625 26269 29918 328593389334406360033757138336395844026841160426264497347659

Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries

PCT applications = total number of PCT applications filed by Finnish applicants. See PCT Yearly Review at WIPO's website.

With EPO (total) = European patent applications filed by Finnish applicants. See EPO’s annual reports at their website.

With USPTO = patent applications filed with the US Patent Office. See statistics at USTPO’s website.

With JPO = patent applications filed with the Japan Patent Office. See JPO’s annual reports at their website.

With CNIPA = patent applications filed with the China Patent Office. See statistics at CNIPA’s website.

With KIPO = patent applications filed with the Korea Patent Office. See KIPO’s annual reports at their website.

With UKIPO = patent applications filed with the United Kingdom Patent Office. See the website for the United Kingdom Patent Office.

200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
PCT applications 1893 1846 2009 22142123213820752312209518151592152416011834
With EPO 1500 1686 2039 17931444163915711900189421821993182018181726
With USPTO 2032 2383 2444 26212610277225512760286931023219308528722660
With JPO (Japan) 535 567 585 575340413319367362385353407425368
With CNIPA (China) 752 898 973 979902108996410691039116510411 007877839
With KIPO (Korea) 551 536 575393387334273312331273283286262
With UKIPO (United Kingdom) 78 80 6773505272173166110117124102
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Latest update 17.06.2020