GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Patent Statistics: Market Report & Data

With sources from: epo.org, wipo.int, uspto.gov, nytimes.com and many more

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Over 13.7 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2019.

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In 2019, four of the top five global offices with the most patent applications were in Asia.

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In 2019, China alone filed for 1.4 million patents.

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The US had the highest number of patent applications filed abroad in 2018, at 230,085.

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Around 17,000 international patent applications were filed under WIPO’s PCT System from Africa in 2018.

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The US had 621,453 patent applications filed in 2018.

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There has been a 5% average yearly increase in global patent applications since 2000.

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The tech industry accounted for 60% of the total patents filed worldwide in 2016.

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As of 2018, IBM holds the record for most patents granted annually, for the 26th consecutive year, with 9,100 patents.

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84% of all biotech patents are held by people or entities from just five countries: United States, Japan, Germany, France, and UK.

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On average, it takes 24 months to receive a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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In 2017, 347,956 utility patents were granted in the US.

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More than 70% of patents granted by the USPTO in 2015 came from inventors outside of the US.

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35% of all patents in the world are filed in China.

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The number of yearly patent applications received by the European Patent Office increased by 4.6% from 2018 to 2019

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From 2009 to 2019, Huawei filed more than 57,600 patent applications to the European Patent Office.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued over 10 million patents since its inception in 1790.

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Only about half of patented inventions are ever commercially exploited.

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Failed patent applications cost UK businesses an estimated £16.3bn in lost value per year.

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In this post, we explore an array of intriguing patent statistics that shed light on the global landscape of innovation and intellectual property. From the staggering number of patent applications filed worldwide to the dominance of certain regions and industries, these statistics offer a glimpse into the world of patents and innovation. Analyzing data from various perspectives, we uncover trends, challenges, and opportunities in the dynamic realm of patent law and technology.

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"Over 13.7 million patent applications were filed worldwide in 2019."

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"In 2019, four of the top five global offices with the most patent applications were in Asia."

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"In 2019, China alone filed for 1.4 million patents."

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"The US had the highest number of patent applications filed abroad in 2018, at 230,085."

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"Around 17,000 international patent applications were filed under WIPO’s PCT System from Africa in 2018."

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"The US had 621,453 patent applications filed in 2018."

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"There has been a 5% average yearly increase in global patent applications since 2000."

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"The tech industry accounted for 60% of the total patents filed worldwide in 2016."

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"As of 2018, IBM holds the record for most patents granted annually, for the 26th consecutive year, with 9,100 patents."

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"84% of all biotech patents are held by people or entities from just five countries: United States, Japan, Germany, France, and UK."

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"On average, it takes 24 months to receive a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office."

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"In 2017, 347,956 utility patents were granted in the US."

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"More than 70% of patents granted by the USPTO in 2015 came from inventors outside of the US."

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"35% of all patents in the world are filed in China."

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"The number of yearly patent applications received by the European Patent Office increased by 4.6% from 2018 to 2019"

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"From 2009 to 2019, Huawei filed more than 57,600 patent applications to the European Patent Office."

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"The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued over 10 million patents since its inception in 1790."

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"Only about half of patented inventions are ever commercially exploited."

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"Failed patent applications cost UK businesses an estimated £16.3bn in lost value per year."

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Interpretation

The patent landscape is dynamic and globally diverse, with significant contributions coming from Asia, particularly China. The consistent increase in global patent applications reflects the growing innovation and competitiveness across various industries, notably in the tech sector. It is interesting to note the dominance of certain countries in specific patent categories, such as biotech patents held by a select few nations. The statistics also shed light on the complexities of the patent system, including the lengthy process of patent approval and the significant financial implications associated with failed patent applications. Despite the high volume of patents being filed, only a fraction of them are effectively commercialized, highlighting the challenges inventors face in bringing their innovations to market.

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