FOI release

Government income from patent applications and renewals

Total annual income to the UK government via the IPO for the processing and granting of all patents and patent renewals, both for each year since 2000.


Income to the UK government from processing patent applications and renewals

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Provides information held by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on the available figures of patent applications and from renewals of European patents designating the UK and from UK patent renewals (missing for years 1999/00 to 2001/02).

This information has been released by the IPO under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Published 27 November 2014