Annual statistics on patent applications and patents

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 2014 201520162017

National
patent
applications

21872220205920182015194719331833177418271737 1545 141613681529
Finnish applicant 19902011183018131804179918051731165017041597 1422 128912601391
International patent applications (PCT)









Received by PRH 9971006105610151029 94311651182123013581265 1112 1005969980
PRH / ISA (PRH has carried out the novelty search)

427643721660871917926980800 593 480441505
PRH / IPEA (PRH has carried out the prelim. examination of patentability)

412214915513011812310793 105 767075
Granted patents (tot.) 240220751757 10599219981055923841835711 786 931815704
Finnish applicant 125411791128713616730713717718698 636 690 812710594
Expired patents 331307385375424489489521 535550500 538 529280164
Patents in force in Finland
Granted by PRH 18601182341784617076146041416813401122161111910372 9455 8606 821778187689
Granted by EPO 13362178252162526269299183285933893344063600337571 38336 39584 402684116042626
Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries
PCT applications 14971676189318462009221421232138 2075 2312 2095 181515921524
With EPO 1452158215001686203917931444 1639 1571 19001895 218220001818
With USPTO 19352096203223832444262126102772 2551 27602869 310232193085
With JPO (Japan) 334453535567585575340413 319 367362 385353407
With SIPO (China) 5988178518989739798971089 964 10691039 116510411007
With KIPO (Korea) 551536575393387 334 273 312 331273283
With UKIPO (United Kingdom) 78 80 67 73 50 52 72173 166110117

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 17.01.2018