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Published: 31 October 2013

Most international patents for the electronics industry in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) granted a total of 1,833 patents to Finnish enterprises and associations in 2012 of which over one-half were directed at the electronics industry. The industry that received the second most patents was the metal industry.

Patents granted to enterprises and associations in certain industries in 2012

Patents granted to enterprises and associations in certain industries in 2012

A total of 631 patents were granted in Finland to domestic enterprises and associations in 2012, which is almost the same number as in the previous year (647 patents). Most patents were granted to the branches of the metal industry, which received 260 patents.

In 2012, the number of domestic patent applications made by enterprises amounted to 1,290, which was more than in 2011 (1,261 applications). The number of utility design applications of enterprises remained at the 2011 level in 2012 and was 271.

Source: Patenting 2012. Statistics Finland

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Patenting [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-3023. 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 2.12.2023].
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