APPLICANT = individual or company who holds rights on the patent. In our reports individual applicants have been excluded where counts by applicants are displayed.
COUNTRY = Country code as define in ISO 3166-1.
INVENTOR = individual who created the patented innovation.
IPC = international patent classification. Provides for a hierarchical system of language independent symbols for the classification of patents and utility models according to the different areas of technology to which they pertain
OST30 = a technology-oriented classification, jointly elaborated by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft-ISI (Karlsruhe), Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI, Paris) and Observatoire des Sciences and des Techniques (OST, Paris). This classification aggregates all IPC codes into thirty technology fields.
YEAR = priority year, defined as date of the first filing (in any patent office also different from EPO) of the patent.
Note: many reports display a dropbox that helps users to select a value for displaying results
(FI countries, regions, IPCs...).
Where a value is not listed in the dropbox, no record is contained in the DB for such a value.
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