Analyzing patent filing trends at a macro level provides key insights on technology, and business competence across industries and sectors. Analysis of domestic patenting activity helps give a picture of the research and technological development being done in a country while an increase in foreign applicant filings in a particular domain can indicate the existence of a large market for the technology.
Gridlogics has released a new PatSeer report covering trend analysis of worldwide patent filings over the last 20 years. In this report Gridlogics has analyzed worldwide patent filings across different patenting authorities. All published patent applications up to April 2015 have been included although new filings usually get published 12-24 months later for many countries.
Analyzing macro level trends over large time durations is usually difficult and time consuming since most patent search systems pose an upper limit on the number of records that can be analyzed. However in this analysis PatSeer has not imposed any limits on the data allowing for the discovery of insights across a long time horizon. In this report, Gridlogics has analyzed 27.8 Million patent applications published worldwide during the period of January 1995 to April 2015.
The report is divided into three broad segments: Global trends (All authorities), Country based trends (Covering US, China, Germany, Japan, France, Britain and India) and trends covering the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
For each authority the report lists top applicants – by total, both domestic and foreign, Technology domain trends, and Organization type (Firm/Institute/Government/Individual).
Some of the insights from the report include:
The full report is available for viewing here: http://patseer.com/2015/08/worldwide-innovation-filing-trends-1995-2015/
By studying worldwide patent filings trends associated with global economic, and technological development can be discovered. This new report from Gridlogics reinforces the widely held belief that recently emerging economies have become highly competitive in their own countries and their organizations are aggressively protecting their innovations globally. It was also found that Computer-Related technology continues to be the most patented area followed by Electrical Engineering, Organic Fine Chemistry and Telecommunications.