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

2006 2007 20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
National patent applications 2018 2015 194719331833 774182717371545141613681529148713961685
1662
Finnish applicant 1813 1804 1799180517311650170415971422128912601391138713221588
1557

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

20062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020
2021
Received by PRH 1015 1029 94311651182123013581265111210059699801007958896
933
PRH / ISA (PRH has carried out the novelty search) 643 721 660871917926980800593480441505498485454
382
PRH / IPEA (PRH has carried out the prelim. examination of patentability) 122 149 15513011812310793105767075635749
39

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

20062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020
2021
Granted patents (tot.) 1059 921 9981055923841835711786931815704533505602
545
Finnish applicant 713 616 730713717718698636690812710594472453553
511
Expired patents 375 424 489489521535550500538529280164263211204
161

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.

200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020
2021
Granted by PRH 141681340112216111191037294558606821778187689716768426679
6477
Granted by EPO 32859338933440636003375713833639584402684116042626449734765949219
50370

Applications filed by Finnish applicants in other countries

20062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019 2020
PCT applications 1846 2009 2214212321382075231220951815159215241601183416601676
With EPO 1686 2039 1793144416391571190018942182199318201818172617041895
With USPTO 2383 2444 2621261027722551276028693102321930852872266025732494
With JPO (Japan) 567 585 575340413319367362385353407425368357381
With CNIPA (China) 898 973 979902108996410691039116510411 007877839912955
With KIPO (Korea) 551 536 575393387334273312331273283286262247256
With UKIPO (United Kingdom) 78 80 677350527217316611011712410210580

Source: WIPO IP Statistics Data Center

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