Volume 95 Issue 12 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 20, 2017 | Web Date: March 17, 2017

Chemistry-related patents rise in Europe in 2016

Chemical and pharma firms get hundreds of patents
By Glenn Hess, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: intellectual property, Europe, patents

The European Patent Office says it granted 96,000 patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new high mark in its history. The office also recorded an unprecedented level of patent filings in 2016, reaching over 296,000, a rise of 6.2% over a year earlier.

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