Most patent applications in 2020 in the health sector

Most patent applications in 2020 in the health sector


The 2020 results of the patent report prepared annually by the European Patent Office (EPO) have been announced. According to the data compiled from the applications made to the EPO 2019’da 181 bin 406 while reaching the number of patent applications; 2020’of bu rakam To 180 thousand 250 rose.

Turkey is also found in the EPO in 2020 and, according to the report, where more than 30 countries, Kovid-19 appeared to have a negative impact on the number of patent applications. generally 0.7 application increase Some countries have experienced a decrease in the number of applications compared to the previous year.

increased the most countries: Turkey

Total in the USA in 2019 46 thousand 177 patents When applying; Percent in 2020 A drop of 4 happened. However, despite this With 44 thousand 293 applications became the country with the highest number of patent applications. Following the USA Germany with 25 thousand 954 applicationsfollowed with a 3 percent drop. In third place Japan, down 1.1 percent takes place.

Patent application

Raising the percentile of the number of patents from 3 percent to 7 percent in a few years China in total 13 thousand 432 patent applications made. Following China in the fourth place, with an increase of 3.1 percent 10 bin 554 applying France took fifth place. Number of applications compared to the previous year capturing a 26 percent rise in Turkeywon the title of the country with the highest increase. Number of EPO applications made in our country in 2019 471 applications in 2020 594rose to.

Most patent applications came from the healthcare industry

Although it is observed that the Covid-19 epidemic did not cause a strong change in the number of patent applications in general, when looking at patent applications, a significant part of the technologies developed were made in the field of health. An important part of the number of patent applications filed in 2020 14 bin 295 by the number of applications medical technologies happened. At this point, the pharmaceutical industry with 8,589 applications, 7,246 applications. biotechnology While making patent applications in the field; automotive, machine and chemistry It was observed that there was a decrease in the sectors.

Medical sector

According to the sectoral distribution in the report, medical technologies are 14 bin 122 Digital communication with the units is in the second place, 13 bin 97 computer technologies ranked third by the number of applications, 11 bin 346 electrical machinery, tools, technology ranks fourth and 9 bin 20 The number of applicants was followed by transportation area in fifth place.

Most patent applications came from Samsung

Samsungbecame the brand that made the most applications on a company basis. 3 bin 276 Following the South Korean technology giant with the number of applications, 3 bin 113 by the number of patent applications Huawei Second, 2 thousand 909 applications with the number LG in third place,1.711 by the number of applications Qualcomm in fourth place, 1.634 by the number of applications Ericsson took fifth place.


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