Finland Patent Trends 2023

In 2023, Finland was ranked 6th in the most innovative economies, overtaking nations like Germany, France, Denmark and China. According to Insights;Gate, approximately 5,680 patents were published in Finland in the year 2023 (January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023), with around 4884 patents granted during this period.

The dynamic innovation landscape in Finland showcases the companies from diverse sectors boldly entering the drug discovery, pharmaceutical and healthcare domains, transcending the traditional industry boundaries.

Leading the innovation charge in Finland is a machine industry company, Valmet, which secured the top spot with 92 published patents. Following closely behind is an oil refining and marketing company Neste, with 78 patents, and UPM claiming the third position with 53 published patents.

In addition, other notable patentees in Finland include companies like Google, Huawei and Nokia among others.

Our analysis of the portfolio shows a strong focus on pharmaceutical innovation in Finland for the year 2023. The majority of R&D Centers behind these patents are located in Finland itself, followed by the United States and Europe (EPO).

Explore this extensive article to learn about the top technologies in Finland for 2023, the individuals with the highest number of patent filings in the nation, and top companies filing patents in Finland among other interesting insights!

How Many Patents were Published and Granted in Finland Every Month in 2023?

We’re examining total published patent application records for comparison because the publication timeline of up to 18 months can cause confusion when solely considering the patent count of the most recent year.

MonthPublished Patent CountGranted Patent Count
January539496
February208161
March667586
April395333
May535461
June496412
July330275
August531463
September472410
October446376
November572517
December489394

What are the primary countries driving innovation in Finland?

This chart talks about the primary sources or locations where a significant number of innovations in Finland originate. It’s inquiring about the main regions responsible for generating the most innovations within the country.

R&D Centres of patents in Sweden in 2023

Top patent filers and innovators in Finland in 2023

Most Innovative Companies of Finland in 2023
Leading Companies in Finland in 2023

Focus on Industrial Innovation:

The list of companies with the most patents published in Finland in 2023 offers several insights into the country’s technological and industrial landscape:

Diverse Industrial Landscape: Indicates the strong commitment to research and positioning Finland as leader in global technological advancements.

  • Global Tech Giants represented by Google and Huawei.
  • Paper, Forestry and Heavy Machinery industry represented by Valmet, UPM and Metso.
  • Telecommunications industry represented by Nokia and Elisa.
  • Energy and Environmental technology industry represented by Neste.
  • Healthcare and Biotechnology industry represented by Roche and Regeneron Pharma.
Inventors driving the innovation in Finland in 2023
Leading Inventors in Finland in 2023

Top technology-focus area of published patents in Finland 2023

As per our analysis, there had been tremendous research and innovation in Finland related to pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the year 2023 as can be observed in the heat map generated for the CPC classification.

Technology focus in Finland in 2023

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