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Key facts Patent Landscape Report - Shale Oil and Gas

There are approximately 4,000 published patent families related to shale oil and gas worldwide.

Patenting activity in this industry sub-sector has increased 188% between 2000 and 2012.

The top 5 applicants represent 12% of total patenting activity worldwide.

Top applicants are involved in some level of collaboration, primarily with partners in their own country.

The top 3 worldwide applicants are:

The top 3 Canadian applicants are:

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