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 2008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
National patent applications 2059 2018 2015 194719331833 774182717371545141613681529148713961685
Finnish applicant 1830 1813 1804 1799180517311650170415971422128912601391138713221588

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 2020
Received by PRH 1056 1015 1029 94311651182123013581265111210059699801007958896
PRH / ISA (PRH has carried out the novelty search) 427 643 721 660871917926980800593480441505498485454
PRH / IPEA (PRH has carried out the prelim. examination of patentability) 4 122 149 15513011812310793105767075635749

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 2020
Granted patents (tot.) 1757 1059 921 9981055923841835711786931815704533505602
Finnish applicant 1128 713 616 730713717718698636690812710594472453553
Expired patents 385 375 424 489489521535550500538529280164263211204

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 2020
Granted by PRH 17846 17076 14604 141681340112216111191037294558606821778187689716768426679
Granted by EPO 21625 26269 29918 32859338933440636003375713833639584402684116042626449734765949219

Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries

Source: WIPO IP Statistics Data Center

200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
PCT applications 1893 1846 2009 221421232138207523122095181515921524160118341654
With EPO 1500 1686 2039 179314441639157119001894218219931820181817261704
With USPTO 2032 2383 2444 262126102772255127602869310232193085287226602573
With JPO (Japan) 535 567 585 575340413319367362385353407425368357
With CNIPA (China) 752 898 973 979902108996410691039116510411 007877839912
With KIPO (Korea) 551 536 575393387334273312331273283286262247
With UKIPO (United Kingdom) 78 80 6773505272173166110117124102105
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Latest update 15.01.2021