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European companies drive growth in number of #PatentApplications

European companies drive growth in number of #PatentApplications

| March 12, 2019

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). […]

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Study shows roughly 35% of jobs in the EU rely on IPR-intensive industries

Study shows roughly 35% of jobs in the EU rely on IPR-intensive industries

On 30 September, the European Commission welcomed the publication of a study on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), which was carried out jointly by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). This study, Intellectual Property Rights intensive industries: contribution to economic performance and employment in Europe (September 2013), […]

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