An International Guide to
Patent Case Management for Judges

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9.1.2 Patent application trends

Figure 9.1 shows the total number of patent applications (direct, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) national phase entry and European patent UK designation) filed in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2019.

Figure 9.1 Patent applications filed in the United Kingdom, 2000–2019

Source: WIPO IP Statistics Data Center, available at and EPO PATSTAT, available at