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Statistics on patent applications submitted to Norway from all of the world.

  • Which part of the world do most patent applications come from?
  • Which companies have the highest level of  patenting activity?
  • What type of cases is increasing the most?

Key figures for all applications

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-9.4 % decrease in amount of applications during the last 12 months, compared to the previous year. Number of applications (national and PCT) the last 12 months compared to the same period in the previous year.
5,857 applications pending Number of applications that are pending (under consideration). Applies to national applications and PCT applications.
42,481 patents are in force The number of patents in force. Applies to national patents, PCT, SPC and EP patents.
36.2 % of the applications are granted Shows the percentage of all applications that are granted (applies to national cases and PCT cases over the last 20 years).
E21B is the IPC class with most cases Class E contains: Fixed Constructions E21B is the most common (first) IPC* class in all applications. Based on  data from the last 20 years (national, EP, SPC, PCT). * International Patent Classification
United States is the country with the most applications The country with most applications over the last 20 years (national, PCT, EP, SPC applications).
Amount of applications per year
Amount of applications each year for the last 5 years. Applies to national and international PCT applications.

Applications by casetype

Number of national applications filed by Norwegian residents, national applications filed by residents of other countries and international PCT applications.

Amount of applications from different regions

This graph shows the total amount of applications received from different regions. One case with multiple applicants canbe counted in more that one region. Based on national and PCT applications last 20 years.

Applications each month per year

Number of applications received pr month. Applies to national and PCT applications.

Applications by IPC class

IPC-classes are a classification of patents.

  1. Human Necessities
  2. Performing Operations, Transporting
  3. Chemistry, Metallurgy
  4. Textiles, Paper
  5. Fixed Constructions
  6. Mechanical Engineering, Lighting, Heating, Weapons
  7. Physics
  8. Electricity

All patent applications received by the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (NIPO) are classified according to the classification system International Patent Classification (IPC). If a case is classified in several IPC classes, the class mentioned first is used as the basis for statistics. The first IPC class is considered as the most representative for the invention.

Based on national applications, PCT applications and EP validated.

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Applications by industry

Applies to national and PCT applications last 20 years.

Amount of patents in force today grouped by year of filing.

This graph shows the amount of patentsin force today, grouped by year of filing. Applies to national, EP validations, PCT and SPC patents. Year of filing for EP validations is the year of filing to EPO.

Amount of approved patents per year

Amount of approved patents per year. Applies to national, EP validated patents and PCT patents.

Granted patents by casetype

Number of patents granted each year grouped according to case type (national, EP validated case, PCT).
Most active applicants last 20 years
  1. SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY B.V.: 1238 applications

    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry

  2. HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.: 1163 applications

    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry

  3. BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED: 1120 applications

    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry

  4. ASTRAZENECA AB: 973 applications

    Pure & Applied Organical Chemistry is the innovator's top industry

  5. HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES INC: 834 applications

    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry

  1. SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ BV: 624 applications

    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry

  2. NOVARTIS AG: 574 applications

    Pure & Applied Organical Chemistry is the innovator's top industry

  3. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED: 493 applications

    Telecommunications is the innovator's top industry

  4. INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORP: 470 applications

    Telecommunications is the innovator's top industry

  5. BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT: 411 applications

    Pure & Applied Organical Chemistry is the innovator's top industry

Applies to national, PCT and EP validated cases, open for public inspection.

Supplementary page information

Data coverage: All patent applications and granted patents over the last 20 years, both national, PCT, SPC and European patents made valid in Norway. The data are updated daily.