2021 Patent Publication Trends

The report covers patent filing data and critical aspects of patent publications from 2021. However, we have also considered patent data that predates the pandemic to provide context and decipher broader publication trends. Some of the key highlights of the report include:

  • Breakdown of 91,66,964 publications retrieved for the year 2021 and the publication trends between 2017-2021 reveals a sharp increase in utility model patents arising out of China. 
  • China, the U.S., and Japan are the top 3 jurisdictions for granted patents.
  • Communication apparatus/systems/circuits and Medicinal preparations are the top IPC technology areas with a growth of 15.7% and 4.4%, respectively. 
  • Four of the top five assignee companies from 2021 are headquartered in Asia. 
  • Only two European companies feature in the overall Top 30 list. 

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