Patent applications per field of technology

The statistics below cover national applications filed with the PRH in order for the patent to take effect in Finland. The applications are sorted by application year.

The applications are classified by their technical content by using the International Patent Classification (IPC), on the grounds of the patent class given first in the application. The standard is provided on the WIPO website (Excel file). The classification is based on a standard defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

2014 2015 20162017201820192020
2021
Electrical engineering - Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 75 69 55647358 5153
Electrical engineering - Audio-visual technology 18 23 3970544753
68
Electrical engineering - Telecommunications 28 11 1613301974
61
Electrical engineering - Digital communication 31 24 29304679183
199
Electrical engineering - Basic communication processes 10 8 751514
8
Electrical engineering - Computer technology 52 47 3457795972
80
Electrical engineering - IT methods for management 30 15 2317232416
30
Electrical engineering - Semiconductors 7 7 1222131517
30
Instruments - Optics 10 9 832231420
21
Instruments - Measurement 80 79 82758690129
109
Instruments - Analysis of biological materials 9 11 112000
0
Instruments - Control 19 15 2535242929
26
Instruments - Medical technology 57 45 6173855673
63
Chemistry - Organic fine chemistry 16 17 111511614
16
Chemistry - Biotechnology 17 28 2523252323
24
Chemistry - Pharmaceuticals 23 14 1520221633 34
Chemistry - Macromolecular chemistry, polymers 26 24 1814192829
37
Chemistry - Food chemistry 13 14 1120141718
33
Chemistry - Basic materials chemistry 28 23 4445504549
60
Chemistry - Materials, metallurgy 30 26 2824151625
17
Chemistry - Surface technology, coating 24 19 2528213025
29
Chemistry - Micro-structural and nano-technology 7 5 475106
10
Chemistry - Chemical engineering 79 83 6456536165
63
Chemistry - Environmental technology 54 35 3846374025
38
Mechanical engineering - Handling 76 62 7081576352
49
Mechanical engineering - Machine tools 43 43 4751382718
35
Mechanical engineering - Engines, pumps, turbines 73 52 4248393633
29
Mechanical engineering - Textile and paper machines 66 64 4152555267
76
Mechanical engineering - Other special machines 71 74 7084808583
68
Mechanical engineering - Thermal processes and apparatus 75 74 7454514256
30
Mechanical engineering - Mechanical elements 53 45 4545424226
26
Mechanical engineering - Transport 75 74 6271907181
76
Other fields - Furniture, games 73 91 5378685358
41
Other fields - Other consumer goods 28 26 1724132737
18
Other fields - Civil engineering 167 160 160145143110133
104
Total 1 543 1 416 1 3661 5261 4851 3951 684
1 660

Statistics per technical field concerning international patent applications filed by Finnish applicants are available in WIPO’s service. The applications are sorted by year of publication. Go to the WIPO IP Statistics Data Center

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Latest update 24.01.2022