Each year, the Dutch Patent Office publishes an annual message regarding the patent developments in the Netherlands. In 2018, 2.519 Dutch patent applications were filed, and 1.972 patents were granted. Most patents are granted in the field of mechanical engineering. De amount of patents filed per 100.000 habitants is quite high in the Netherlands, making it a very innovative country. For all Dutch patent statistics, visit: The annual message OCNL 2018



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