Patent applicants and applications; size class of applicant, 2000-2010

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Data eigenaar Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (Rijk)
Bijgewerkt 30-05-2021
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This table gives an overview of the number of patent applicants and patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO) and NL Patent Office, a division of NL Agency (NLOC). Patents can be granted to enterprises, universities, institutions, private persons or other entities as long as the invention which they cover fulfils certain criteria. To obtain a patent the invention must be novel, contain an inventive step and be industrially applicable. This is assessed by a patent office like the EPO or NLOC. The patent office will grant or reject the application.

The data are broken down by size class of the enterprise that applying for the patent. The data give an indication of which size classes of enterprises in the Netherlands are the most innovative.

This table has been stopped.

Data available from 2000 to 2010.

Status of the figures: Data are final for 2000 to 2009. The data for 2010 are provisional. Since this table has been stopped, the data for 2010 will not be finalized.

Changes as of 30 October 2015: None, this table has been stopped.

When will new figures be published? No longer applicable.


Naam: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek



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Patents, patent applications EPO and NLOC Size class of applicant


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Patents, patent applications EPO and NLOC Size class of applicant