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OECD Patent Statistics, 1976-2014

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SN: 7677
Title: OECD Patent Statistics, 1976-2014
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Economic conditions and indicators - Economics


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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Patent Statistics are presented in the following tables:

Indicators of international co-operation.

This dataset presents statistics on Indicators of international co-operation in patents (EPO, USPTO and PCT): where EPO stands for European Patent Office, USPTO for US Patent and Trademark Office and PCT for Patent Cooperation Treaty. Those indicators analyze to cross-border ownership of patents reflecting international flows of knowledge from the inventor country to the applicant countries and international flows of funds for research (multinational companies) and co-inventions representing the international collaboration in the inventive process. Data are divided in terms of Patent office and Triadic Patent families (application filed under EPO, patent grants at the USPTO, patent application filed under the PCT), type of international Cooperation in Patenting (foreign ownership, domestic ownership, percentage of patents invented abroad), reference date (application date, priority date, date of grant) and partner country. Data are presented as annual datapoints from 1976 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, United States and the European Union.

Patents by main technology and by International Patent Classification (IPC).

This dataset comprises statistics on patents by main technology and International Patent Classification (IPC). EPO, USPTO, PCT and Triadic Patent Families are in fact presented according to classes of the International Patent Classification (IPC class up to 4 characters) and for selected technology domains such as ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology as well as environment-related technologies. Data are presented from 1976 onwards. The countries covered are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova (Republic of), Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Former Yugoslavia.

Patents by regions.

This dataset includes statistics on patent counts by regions where EPO and PCT filings are presented according to the region of the inventors/applicants residence (Territorial Level 3), including total patents and selected technology domains such as ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology as well as environment-related technologies. Reference regions are available by inventor's country of residence and applicant's country of residents. Data are presented from 1978 onwards. The data covers some regions in Japan, Finland and Belgium.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in March 2015. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on the OECD Patent Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): Patent Statistics ({Edition: YYYY}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.

Alternative DOIs: /10.1787/patent-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1976 - 2014
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Universe: Cross-national; National
See list of countries in abstract.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details.
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide.
Weighting: See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 11 March 2015
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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