Annual statistics on patent applications and patents

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 2014 201520162017

National
patent
applications

2 1872 2202 0592 0182 0151 9471 9331 8331 7741 8271 737 1 545 1 4161 3681 529
Finnish applicant 1 9902 0111 8301 8131 8041 7991 8051 7311 6501 7041 597 1 422 1 2891 2601 391
International patent applications (PCT)









Received by PRH 9971 0061 0561 0151 029 9431 1651 1821 2301 3581 265 1 112 1 005969980
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.) 2 4022 0751 757 1 0599219981055923841835711 786 931815704
Finnish applicant 1 2541 1791 128713616730713717718698 636 690 812710594
Expired patents 331307385375424489489521 535550500 538 529280164
Patents in force in Finland
Granted by PRH 18 60118 23417 84617 07614 60414 16813 40112 21611 11910 372 9 455 8 606 8 2177 8187 689
Granted by EPO 13 36217 82521 62526 26929 91832 85933 89334 40636 00337 571 38 336 39 584 40 26841 16042 626
Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries / offices

PCT applications 1 4971 6761 8931 8462 0092 2142 1232 138 2 075 2 312 2 095 1 8151 5921 524
With EPO 1 4521 5821 5001 6862 0391 7931 444 1 639 1 571 1 9001 894 2 1821 9931 8201 818
With USPTO 1 9352 0962 0322 3832 4442 6212 6102 772 2 551 2 7602 869 3 1023 2193 085
With JPO (Japan) 334453535567585575340413 319 367362 385353407
With SIPO (China) 5988178518989739798971 089 964 1 0691 039 1 1651 0411 007
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

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