88 Patent Applications Submitted, 58 Granted in 2021

By 26 March 2022
88 Patent Applications Submitted, 58 Granted in 2021
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ZAGREB, 26 March 2022 - The State Intellectual Property Office received 88 patent applications in 2021, which is  41 fewer than in 2020, while 58 patents were granted nationally, or nine fewer than in the previous year, according to data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Local applicants lodged 77 patent applications, down by 40, and 11 patent applications were submitted by foreigners, as against 10 in 2020.

Broken down by the fields covered by applications, 35.8% related to machine engineering, while 17.5% related to metrology and chemistry each.

One in four granted patents in Human Necessities

According to International Patent Classification (IPC), the highest share of granted patents was in Human Necessities (25.9%), and the lowest percent, 3.4% was in the Chemistry, Metallurgy category.

The category "Textiles, Paper" had no granted patent last year.

The number of valid patents in 2021, including European patents granted in Croatia, was 12,183 or 848 more than in 2020.