Companies and inventors from all over the world filed 174 317 patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2018, an increase of 4.6% compared to the previous year. The EPO also published 127 625 granted European patents last year, 21% more than in 2017 and the largest number to date date (Fig.: Growth of patent applications).
The rise in European patent applications highlights the global attractiveness of the European market and indicates a strong position for European companies operating in their home territory. Indeed, 47% of patent applications at the E...
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