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Patent Application | "TOTAL OF 6,848 PATENT APPLICATIONS WERE FILED IN 10 YEARS TIME SPAN IN CZECH."

By : IPS Staffs
Category : Patent Application

Total of 6,848 patent applications were filed by Czechs between 2002 and 2011. Out of 6,848 applications the Industrial Property Office approved only 2,904 patents and 10,624 were overall recorded as industrial patterns.

The average time for the process of Czech applicants was 3.3 years as stated by the officials.

The success rate of the applications filed for the patent is about 47% which is almost half among the patent applications filed for inventions for patent.

The application numbers have been steadily rising since the year 2008 in case of patents, while for industrial patterns the figure has been growing since 2006 already.
The success rate of paten process is 88% for the public universities which takes about 2.3 years.

However, for the public research institutes the success rate is 86% and takes less than 3 years.

The Czech companies are granted 61% of the patent for their inventions, the patent procedure for this is around 3.3 years.
However, the patent process over 3.5 years, in the case of natural person on top of that the success rate is less than 1/3.

In 2011 the country registered 1,998 total valid patents from the domestic applicants. Out of the 1,998 1,094 were companies, the number of applications form natural persons were 272, public universities recorded 285 applications and the total of 215 were filed by the public research institutions.

Nevertheless, the number of applications along with the granted patents is expected to grow in future.