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Statistics on patent applicants from all of Norway.

  • Which industry has the highest level of patenting avtivity?
  • How many patents are in force?
  • How do we compate to last year?
  • Which month are we more innovative?

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Key figures for Norway

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-10.4 % decrease in amount of applications during the last 12 months, compared to the previous year. Number of Norwegian applications (national and PCT) the last 12 months compared to the same period in the previous year.
1,995 Norwegian applications pending Number of Norwegian applications pending (under consideration). Applies to national and PCT.
5,558 patents in force are Norwegian The number of patents in force from Norway. Applies to national patents, PCT, SPC and EP patents.
37.7 % of Norwegian applications are granted Shows the percentage of all applications from Norway that have been granted (applies to national applications and PCT applications over the last 20 years).
E21B is the IPC class with most Norwegian applications. Class E contains: Fixed Constructions E21B is the most common (first) IPC* class in applications from Norway. Based on data from the last 20 years (national, EP, SPC, PCT). * International Patent Classification

Number of applicants from Norway

This graph shows new applications per year for this country.

An application with more than one applicant, may be linked to multiple countries.

Includes national- and PCT applications.

Number of inventors from Norway

This graph shows patenting activity per year for Norwegian inventors.

An application with more than one inventor, may be linked to multiple countries.

Includes national- and PCT applications.

The purpose of this graph is to present patenting activity regardless of who the applicant is.
Example: An application where the applicant is from Germany, but at least one of the inventors are from Norway.

Norwegian applications per month for 5 years

How many Norwegian applications that has been receieved each month for the last 5 years. National and PCT applications.

Applications by IPC classes

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.

Applies to national applications, PCT applications and EP validated.

Applications by industry

Based on data from the last 20 years. Applies to national and PCT cases.

Applications received from each county in Norway

Total number of applications received from each county in Norway. Based on data from the previous 20 years. Applies to national and PCT cases.

Amount of Norwegian patents granted each year

Amount of patents granted each year that are from Norwegian applicants. Applies to national, EP validated and PCT cases.

Number of Norwegian patents in force grouped by year of filing

This graph shows the number of patents in force today, grouped by year of filing. Applies to national, PCT and EP validated patents.

Most active applicants last 20 years

  1. NORSK HYDRO ASA: 238 applications
    Industrial Chemistry is the innovator's top industry
  2. STATOIL ASA: 214 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  3. FMC KONGSBERG SUBSEA AS: 172 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  4. PGS GEOPHYSICAL AS: 162 applications
    Measuring; Optics is the innovator's top industry
  5. AKER SUBSEA AS: 161 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  1. STATOIL PETROLEUM AS: 142 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  2. VETCO GRAY SCANDINAVIA AS: 130 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  3. SINVENT AS: 102 applications
    Civil Engineering - Thermodynamics is the innovator's top industry
  4. ROLLS-ROYCE MARINE AS: 88 applications
    Vehicles & General Technology is the innovator's top industry
  5. TANDBERG TELECOM AS: 79 applications
    Audio- Video - Media 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 from Norwegion applicants over the last 20 years, both national, PCT, SPC and European patents made valid in Norway. The data are updated daily.