GITNUX REPORT 2024

Intellectual Property Industry Thrives With Record Patent and Trademark Filings

Exploring the Booming Intellectual Property Industry: A Deep Dive into Global Trends and Statistics.

Author: Jannik Lindner

First published: 7/17/2024

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Global revenue from licensing of intellectual property rights reached $357 billion in 2020.

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The United States earned $115.4 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.

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Japan earned $45.9 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.

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Germany earned $33.1 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.

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The United Kingdom earned $25.7 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.

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Global royalty and licensing revenue for the top 100 technology companies reached $315 billion in 2020.

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IBM earned $5.9 billion in intellectual property licensing revenue in 2020.

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Qualcomm's licensing segment revenue was $5.7 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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Microsoft's licensing revenue from intellectual property was $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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Ericsson's IPR licensing revenues amounted to SEK 10 billion (approximately $1.1 billion) in 2020.

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The global IP services market size was valued at $6.4 billion in 2020.

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The IP services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2028.

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North America accounted for 41.2% of the global IP services market in 2020.

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The patent segment dominated the IP services market with a share of 38.5% in 2020.

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The IT & telecom segment held the largest share of 22.4% in the IP services market in 2020.

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The global IP litigation funding market size was estimated at $10.7 billion in 2020.

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The IP litigation funding market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2021 to 2028.

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Patent litigation accounted for 42.3% of the IP litigation funding market in 2020.

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North America dominated the IP litigation funding market with a share of 38.5% in 2020.

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The average cost of an IP litigation case in the United States was $2.8 million in 2020.

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The global intellectual property software market size was valued at $5.4 billion in 2020.

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The IP software market is projected to reach $8.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 9.1%.

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The patent management segment accounted for the largest share of the IP software market in 2020.

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North America held the largest share of the IP software market in 2020.

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The cloud deployment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP software market from 2020 to 2025.

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The global IP management software market size was valued at $4.8 billion in 2020.

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The IP management software market is expected to reach $7.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 9.0%.

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The services segment accounted for the largest share of the IP management software market in 2020.

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The healthcare segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP management software market from 2020 to 2025.

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The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP management software market from 2020 to 2025.

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Global industrial design filing activity grew by 2% in 2020.

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1.4 million industrial design applications were filed worldwide in 2020.

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China accounted for 55.5% of global industrial design filing activity in 2020.

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The USPTO received 50,743 design patent applications in 2020.

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The EUIPO received 111,598 design applications in 2020.

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The total number of industrial design registrations in force worldwide was 4.8 million in 2020.

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China had the highest number of industrial design registrations in force with 2.2 million in 2020.

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The USPTO granted 32,681 design patents in 2020.

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The EUIPO registered 88,126 designs in 2020.

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The average pendency time for design patent applications at the USPTO was 20.4 months in 2020.

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In 2020, the total number of patent applications worldwide reached 3.3 million.

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China accounted for 45.7% of global patent filings in 2020.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received 646,244 patent applications in 2020.

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The European Patent Office (EPO) received 180,250 patent applications in 2020.

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Japan Patent Office (JPO) received 288,472 patent applications in 2020.

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The total number of patents in force worldwide was 15.9 million in 2020.

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The United States had the highest number of patents in force with 3.3 million in 2020.

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The average pendency time for patent applications at the USPTO was 23.3 months in 2020.

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The EPO granted 133,715 patents in 2020.

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The JPO granted 179,383 patents in 2020.

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The global trademark filing activity increased by 13.7% in 2020.

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17.2 million trademark applications were filed worldwide in 2020.

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China accounted for 54.3% of global trademark filing activity in 2020.

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The USPTO received 738,112 trademark applications in 2020.

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The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) received 177,223 trademark applications in 2020.

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The total number of trademark registrations in force worldwide was 64.4 million in 2020.

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China had the highest number of trademark registrations in force with 30.2 million in 2020.

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The USPTO registered 295,928 trademarks in 2020.

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The EUIPO registered 126,850 trademarks in 2020.

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The average pendency time for trademark applications at the USPTO was 9.5 months in 2020.

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Summary

  • In 2020, the total number of patent applications worldwide reached 3.3 million.
  • China accounted for 45.7% of global patent filings in 2020.
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received 646,244 patent applications in 2020.
  • The European Patent Office (EPO) received 180,250 patent applications in 2020.
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO) received 288,472 patent applications in 2020.
  • The global trademark filing activity increased by 13.7% in 2020.
  • 17.2 million trademark applications were filed worldwide in 2020.
  • China accounted for 54.3% of global trademark filing activity in 2020.
  • The USPTO received 738,112 trademark applications in 2020.
  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) received 177,223 trademark applications in 2020.
  • Global industrial design filing activity grew by 2% in 2020.
  • 1.4 million industrial design applications were filed worldwide in 2020.
  • China accounted for 55.5% of global industrial design filing activity in 2020.
  • The USPTO received 50,743 design patent applications in 2020.
  • The EUIPO received 111,598 design applications in 2020.

In a world where ideas reign supreme and innovation fuels progress, the Intellectual Property industry stands as a formidable force, with numbers that speak volumes. From a whopping 3.3 million patent applications worldwide in 2020 to Chinas dominance in global filings, with a staggering 45.7%, and a surge in trademark registrations and industrial design activity, the IP landscape is a playground for the inventive minds. With revenue streams reaching unprecedented heights and projections forecasting exponential growth, its clear that in this realm, creativity truly pays off – quite literally. Welcome to the captivating world of Intellectual Property, where ideas are not just protected, but also prized.

IP Licensing and Royalties

  • Global revenue from licensing of intellectual property rights reached $357 billion in 2020.
  • The United States earned $115.4 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.
  • Japan earned $45.9 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.
  • Germany earned $33.1 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.
  • The United Kingdom earned $25.7 billion from intellectual property charges in 2020.
  • Global royalty and licensing revenue for the top 100 technology companies reached $315 billion in 2020.
  • IBM earned $5.9 billion in intellectual property licensing revenue in 2020.
  • Qualcomm's licensing segment revenue was $5.7 billion in fiscal year 2020.
  • Microsoft's licensing revenue from intellectual property was $5.4 billion in fiscal year 2020.
  • Ericsson's IPR licensing revenues amounted to SEK 10 billion (approximately $1.1 billion) in 2020.

Interpretation

In the world of intellectual property, it seems the real gold mine is not hidden in some remote cave but rather in the minds of creators and innovators. With global revenue soaring to $357 billion in 2020 and countries like the United States, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom raking in billions from intellectual property charges, it's clear that ideas have become the new currency of the digital age. Even tech giants like IBM, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Ericsson are cashing in on this intellectual treasure trove, with licensing revenues skyrocketing into the billions. So, the next time you have a brilliant idea, remember, it might just be worth its weight in gold...or even more.

IP Services Market

  • The global IP services market size was valued at $6.4 billion in 2020.
  • The IP services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2028.
  • North America accounted for 41.2% of the global IP services market in 2020.
  • The patent segment dominated the IP services market with a share of 38.5% in 2020.
  • The IT & telecom segment held the largest share of 22.4% in the IP services market in 2020.
  • The global IP litigation funding market size was estimated at $10.7 billion in 2020.
  • The IP litigation funding market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2021 to 2028.
  • Patent litigation accounted for 42.3% of the IP litigation funding market in 2020.
  • North America dominated the IP litigation funding market with a share of 38.5% in 2020.
  • The average cost of an IP litigation case in the United States was $2.8 million in 2020.

Interpretation

As the IP services market continues to expand at a rate that would make even the speediest patent application jealous, one cannot help but marvel at the intricate web of innovation and litigation shaping this multibillion-dollar industry. With North America strutting its stuff as a heavyweight player in both IP services and litigation funding, it's clear that protecting intellectual property is serious business – or should we say, serious money? As patent disputes rage on and the average cost of an IP litigation case in the U.S. soars to dizzying heights, one thing is certain: in this high-stakes game of legal battles and technological prowess, the true value of ideas is both priceless and, apparently, very, very expensive.

IP Software Market

  • The global intellectual property software market size was valued at $5.4 billion in 2020.
  • The IP software market is projected to reach $8.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 9.1%.
  • The patent management segment accounted for the largest share of the IP software market in 2020.
  • North America held the largest share of the IP software market in 2020.
  • The cloud deployment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP software market from 2020 to 2025.
  • The global IP management software market size was valued at $4.8 billion in 2020.
  • The IP management software market is expected to reach $7.4 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 9.0%.
  • The services segment accounted for the largest share of the IP management software market in 2020.
  • The healthcare segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP management software market from 2020 to 2025.
  • The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the IP management software market from 2020 to 2025.

Interpretation

In a world where ideas are as valuable as gold (sometimes even more so), the Intellectual Property Industry seems to be experiencing a boom worthy of a blockbuster sequel. With the global intellectual property software market already flexing its muscles at $5.4 billion in 2020 and gearing up to hit a staggering $8.4 billion by 2025, it's clear that protecting and managing intellectual assets is serious business. North America may have been the reigning champion in 2020, but keep your eyes on the dynamic duo of cloud deployment and the Asia Pacific region as they swoop in for their share of the spotlight. As for patent management and IP management software, they're both strutting confidently down the red carpet, with the services segment and the healthcare industry as their adoring fans. It seems the intellectual property world is not just smart, but also set for some serious star power growth in the years to come.

Industrial Design Statistics

  • Global industrial design filing activity grew by 2% in 2020.
  • 1.4 million industrial design applications were filed worldwide in 2020.
  • China accounted for 55.5% of global industrial design filing activity in 2020.
  • The USPTO received 50,743 design patent applications in 2020.
  • The EUIPO received 111,598 design applications in 2020.
  • The total number of industrial design registrations in force worldwide was 4.8 million in 2020.
  • China had the highest number of industrial design registrations in force with 2.2 million in 2020.
  • The USPTO granted 32,681 design patents in 2020.
  • The EUIPO registered 88,126 designs in 2020.
  • The average pendency time for design patent applications at the USPTO was 20.4 months in 2020.

Interpretation

In a world where innovation and creativity reign supreme, the Intellectual Property Industry is a bustling marketplace of ideas and designs. With global industrial design filing activity up by 2% in 2020, it's clear that the wheels of innovation continue to turn despite the challenges of the year. China's dominant presence in this arena, accounting for over half of all global filings, showcases the country's commitment to intellectual property protection. Meanwhile, the USPTO and EUIPO have been kept on their toes, processing tens of thousands of design applications each. With millions of industrial design registrations in force worldwide, it's evident that the battle for uniqueness and originality is alive and well. So, as we wait an average of 20.4 months for our design patents to be granted, let's raise a toast to the creative minds shaping our future one innovative design at a time.

Patent Statistics

  • In 2020, the total number of patent applications worldwide reached 3.3 million.
  • China accounted for 45.7% of global patent filings in 2020.
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received 646,244 patent applications in 2020.
  • The European Patent Office (EPO) received 180,250 patent applications in 2020.
  • Japan Patent Office (JPO) received 288,472 patent applications in 2020.
  • The total number of patents in force worldwide was 15.9 million in 2020.
  • The United States had the highest number of patents in force with 3.3 million in 2020.
  • The average pendency time for patent applications at the USPTO was 23.3 months in 2020.
  • The EPO granted 133,715 patents in 2020.
  • The JPO granted 179,383 patents in 2020.

Interpretation

In the fast-paced world of intellectual property, numbers don't lie. With a whopping 3.3 million patent applications filed globally in 2020, it's clear that innovation is a hot commodity. China stole the show by accounting for nearly half of all global patent filings, while the United States held its ground with over 600,000 applications to the USPTO. The European Patent Office and Japan Patent Office weren't far behind, each receiving hundreds of thousands of applications. With a total of 15.9 million patents in force worldwide, it's safe to say that protecting intellectual property is serious business. The US led the pack with 3.3 million patents in force, proving that innovation isn't just a word - it's a patent waiting to happen.

Trademark Statistics

  • The global trademark filing activity increased by 13.7% in 2020.
  • 17.2 million trademark applications were filed worldwide in 2020.
  • China accounted for 54.3% of global trademark filing activity in 2020.
  • The USPTO received 738,112 trademark applications in 2020.
  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) received 177,223 trademark applications in 2020.
  • The total number of trademark registrations in force worldwide was 64.4 million in 2020.
  • China had the highest number of trademark registrations in force with 30.2 million in 2020.
  • The USPTO registered 295,928 trademarks in 2020.
  • The EUIPO registered 126,850 trademarks in 2020.
  • The average pendency time for trademark applications at the USPTO was 9.5 months in 2020.

Interpretation

As the world grappled with unprecedented challenges in 2020, the Intellectual Property Industry decided to put its stamp on the year by filing a whopping 17.2 million trademark applications, a 13.7% increase from the previous year. With China leading the charge in trademark filing activity and boasting the highest number of registrations in force, it's clear that when it comes to staking their claim, the dragon is breathing fire. Meanwhile, the USPTO and EUIPO held their own in the trademark game, registering hundreds of thousands of trademarks each, albeit with a slightly longer wait time in the US. In a world where originality is currency, these statistics paint a picture of a fiercely competitive landscape where innovation meets regulation, and where the only thing more valuable than a trademark is a witty interpretation of trademark statistics.

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