3.4.6. Patent activity (2000–)*

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Year Number of national patent applications Of wich: Number of granted patentsa Number of valid patentsa
domestic patent applications foreign patent applications
2000 4 883 810 4 073 1 627 11 084
2001 5 451 919 4 532 1 306 10 927
2002 5 906 842 5 064 1 555 10 784
2003 4 810 756 4 054 1 379 10 385
2004 2 657 738 1 919 977 9 525
2005 1 275 699 576 1 243 9 224
2006 924 715 209 1 916 9 338
2007 791 686 105 2 216 10 306
2008 772 682 90 2 212 11 462
2009 821 756 65 2 688 12 749
2010 696 646 50 3 031 13 853
2011 698 660 38 3 195 15 390
2012 748 689 59 3 278 16 988
2013 708 641 67 4 965 19 130
2014 619 546 73 3 718 20 426
2015 633 569 64 3 947 21 851
2016 665 616 49 4 366 23 782
2017 532 490 42 5 366 26 225
*Source: Hungarian Intellectual Office.  aSince 2004 together with the patents filed in national way and the validated European patents. 

© Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2011