Percentage of country share in biotechnology patents 2014

This statistic shows the percent distribution of biotechnology patents filed in 2014, by country. During this year, Canada had a part of 2.4 percent of all filed biotechnology patents filed under the International Patent Classification (IPC) codes.

Distribution of biotechnology patents filed in 2014, by country*

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Release date

November 2017


Worldwide, OECD

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Supplementary notes

* IP5 patent families, percentages based on fractional counts.
The new list of International Patent Classification (IPC) codes to define biotechnology patents was used to extract these data. The definition is outlined in OECD (Forthcoming), "Revised Proposal for the Revision of the statistical Definitions of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology", DSTI/STP/BNCT(2016)2/FINAL.

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