Patents granted by the USPTO by IPC sections

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Patents granted by the USPTO by IPC sections

per million inhabitants

 2007200820092010201120122013
Belgium
  A: Human necessities 11.510.28.57.9------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 12.612.311.510.9------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 17.014.615.013.6------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.81.10.40.8------
  E: Fixed constructions 1.91.81.81.7------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 4.63.14.62.8------
  G: Physics 14.612.611.99.4------
  H: Electricity 11.510.28.57.9------
  IPC: Total 76.071.565.760.3------
Netherlands
  A: Human necessities 12.915.813.812.0------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 14.315.113.510.6------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 13.312.312.18.9------
  D: Textiles; paper 1.20.40.40.7------
  E: Fixed constructions 2.11.92.11.4------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 5.86.46.85.2------
  G: Physics 32.436.027.320.6------
  H: Electricity 12.915.813.812.0------
  IPC: Total 103.5113.698.078.8------
France
  A: Human necessities 9.810.19.27.1------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 13.314.112.311.0------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 8.48.98.76.7------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.30.30.40.4------
  E: Fixed constructions 1.71.51.61.6------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 7.26.76.46.3------
  G: Physics 18.118.117.114.9------
  H: Electricity 9.810.19.27.1------
  IPC: Total 74.376.171.163.2------
Germany
  A: Human necessities 15.914.114.313.1------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 31.330.928.828.1------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 15.014.914.712.8------
  D: Textiles; paper 1.91.01.00.9------
  E: Fixed constructions 2.82.93.03.0------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 18.517.617.517.3------
  G: Physics 34.633.427.727.4------
  H: Electricity 15.914.114.313.1------
  IPC: Total 149.5144.6133.5129.1------
Austria
  A: Human necessities 15.313.512.512.3------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 16.716.517.117.2------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 10.511.110.010.7------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.80.71.00.5------
  E: Fixed constructions 1.92.42.31.9------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 9.39.19.610.1------
  G: Physics 20.018.516.015.9------
  H: Electricity 15.313.512.512.3------
  IPC: Total 99.293.888.086.9------
United Kingdom
  A: Human necessities 10.19.19.78.1------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 9.38.28.18.1------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 6.36.25.64.8------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.30.20.20.2------
  E: Fixed constructions 3.12.52.42.5------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 5.46.06.34.7------
  G: Physics 21.320.617.416.6------
  H: Electricity 10.19.19.78.1------
  IPC: Total 71.167.563.257.9------
Euro Area 19
  A: Human necessities 8.98.68.17.1------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 13.913.812.812.2------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 7.87.97.76.6------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.80.50.50.5------
  E: Fixed constructions 1.51.51.61.5------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 7.57.17.27.1------
  G: Physics 17.417.114.813.7------
  H: Electricity 8.98.68.17.1------
  IPC: Total 73.172.566.962.6------
Europe 28
  A: Human necessities 8.07.67.36.3------
  B: Performing operations; transporting 11.111.010.29.8------
  C: Chemistry; metallurgy 6.56.56.25.4------
  D: Textiles; paper 0.60.40.40.4------
  E: Fixed constructions 1.51.41.51.5------
  F: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting 6.16.06.05.7------
  G: Physics 15.315.112.912.1------
  H: Electricity 8.07.67.36.3------
  IPC: Total 63.062.257.453.8------

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Description

  •  28/02/2017

This indicator measures the number of patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (by priority year), per million inhabitants. Patents are classified according to the International Patent Classification (IPC) in the following eight main categories: human necessities (A); performing operations, transporting (B); chemistry, metallurgy (C); textiles, paper (D); fixed constructions (E); mechanical engineering, lighting, heating, weapons, blasting (F); physics (G); electricity (H).

When a patent was invented by several inventors from different countries, the respective contributions of each country is taken into account. This is done in order to eliminate multiple counting of such patents. The indicator not only sheds light on the innovation performance as such, but also on the domains of specialization of the country/region under consideration.

Data for the last year are provisional. Significant revisions are expected because the procedures for patents are very long and several years are necessary to have final data.

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Source: Eurostat, Patent Statistics.