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Observations and Findings

Innovation activity is at an all-time high, however year-over-year it has dropped to its slowest pace since the global economic recession. There is a bleeding of technologies into tangential sectors, inspired by the Internet of Things, which opens up new revenue streams for progressive companies that expand into new areas. Open innovation is alive and well, and is embraced by global leaders who want to reduce their time-to-market cycles.

Industries

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Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
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Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2015:

429,806

Percent of Total Patents:

17.53%

Percent increase from 2014:

13.01%

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Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
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Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2014:

380,325

Percent of Total Patents:

17.64%

Percent increase from 2013:

3.62%

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Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
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Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2013:

367,028

Percent of Total Patents:

17.59%

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Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
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Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2012:

307,587

Percent of Total Patents:

17.35%

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About this data

Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
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Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2011:

264,406

Percent of Total Patents:

17.90%

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About this data

Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.
Explore the product

Clarivate Patent Explorer

Patent activity by industry


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Software

Patents in 2010:

263,792

Percent of Total Patents:

19.17%

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1,377,731
Patents registered in 2015
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Data is drawn from the Derwent World Patents Index, the world’s authoritative source of patent information trusted and used by patent offices and innovators around the globe.