Statistiques PCT pour 2007

Selon l’édition du mars 2008 du PCT Newsletter, le nombre total de demande PCT déposée a atteint 156,100, représentant une augmentation de 4,7% par rapport à 2006.
Voici la liste des déposants les plus occupés en 2006:

  1. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (JP) 2,100

  2. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (NL) 2,041

  3. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (DE) 1,644

  4. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (CN) 1,365

  5. Robert Bosch GmbH (DE) 1,146

  6. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha (JP) 997

  7. Qualcomm Incorporated (US) 974

  8. Microsoft Corporation (US) 845

  9. Motorola, Inc. (US) 824

  10. Nokia Corporation (FI) 822

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Applicants from the United States of America filed the largest number of applications (52,280,which represents 33.5% of all applications), followed by Japan (17.8%), Germany (11.6%), the Republic of Korea (4.5%) and France (4.1%). Applicants from the member States of the European Patent Convention, when grouped together, filed 34% of all international applications.

There was continued high growth in filings from north east Asia, in particular from the Republic of Korea (18.8% increase) and China (38.1% increase), and Japan again held second position with 27,731 international applications.

Applicants are increasingly submitting their international applications electronically : filings in electronic form made up about 67.4% of all filings in 2007 (compared to 57.4% in 2006), 52.6% being filed fully electronically and 14.8% being filed using the PCT-EASY functionality of the PCT-SAFE software. Only 32.6% of applications filed in 2007 were filed entirely on paper (compared to 42.6% in 2006).

The main fields of technology under which PCT applications published in 2007 fell related to telecommunications (10.5% of all applications), information technology (10.1%) and pharmaceuticals (9.3%). The fastest growing areas of technology were nuclear engineering (24.5% increase over 2006) and telecommunications (15.5% increase).

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