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What did the Patent Landscape of Europe Look Like in 2021? 

What did the patent landscape of Europe look like in 2021?

This chart shows the number of applications filed and the number of grants from these applications. Grant rate is a good indicator to identify successful applications and the graph helps to understand the progress in the technology area. 

Detailed Patent Portfolio of Europe in 2021 

Publication Type 

Simple Legal Status 

Legal State 

Count of Publications 

APPLICATION 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

181474 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

25351 

RESTORATION 

1872 

DEAD 

WITHDRAWN 

18248 

REJECTED 

1872 

NON-PAYMENT 

1872 

EXPIRED 

1872 

PATENT 

ACTIVE 

GRANTED 

103009 

RESTORATION 

1872 

DEAD 

NON-PAYMENT 

6073 

EXPIRED 

1872 

REVOKED 

1872 

CEASED 

1872 

WITHDRAWN 

1872 

PENDING 

EXAMINATION 

1872 

Technology Domain-Wise Patent Trend in Europe in 2021 

What did the patent landscape of Europe look like in 2021?

The chart above distributes patents filed in Europe in 2021 on the basis of the technology protected in patents. This helps to understand the most frequently used concepts and the key focus areas in the technology space.

Top Players in the Domain with their Forward Citation Frequency 

The table below depicts the inventions of the top players in the domain with their forward citation frequency. This helps to understand the strength of the portfolio of top players as players whose patents are most frequently cited have a strong group of core patents in this domain. 

Publication Year  

2021  

Citation Count Range  

0 – 2  

3 – 9  

10 – 19  

20 – 39  

40 – *  

Huawei Tech  

7503  

11  

 

 

 

Samsung Electronics  

5937  

 

 

 

 

Individual  

3883  

 

 

 

 

Lg Electronics  

3040  

12  

 

 

 

Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson  

2866  

 

 

 

 

Qualcomm  

2725  

 

 

 

 

Sony Group  

2152  

 

 

 

 

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications  

2083  

 

 

 

 

Koninklijke Philips  

1969  

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Tech Licensing  

1816  

 

 

 

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Who were the Leading Patent Filers of 2021 in Europe? 

What did the patent landscape of Europe look like in 2021?

Insights into Europe’s Patent Trends by IPC Classification in 2021

The table below represents the top 10 market domains according to their IPC classification where inventors believed it was critical to safeguard certain technical inventions. 

IPC Classification 

Number of Applications 

Number of Granted 

% Granted 

PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES (A61K) 

23757 

6229 

26 

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (H04W) 

19770 

7066 

36 

TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (H04L) 

20023 

7752 

39 

ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (G06F) 

19193 

6407 

33 

SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS (A61P) 

14974 

4163 

28 

DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (A61B) 

14536 

4619 

32 

INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES (G01N) 

11637 

3783 

33 

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (H01L) 

9909 

3620 

37 

PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION (H04N) 

8348 

2861 

34 

MICROORGANISMS OR ENZYMES; COMPOSITIONS THEREOF; PROPAGATING, PRESERVING, OR MAINTAINING MICROORGANISMS; MUTATION OR GENETIC ENGINEERING; CULTURE MEDIA (C12N) 

8370 

1800 

22 

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