Issue Date: March 20, 2017 | Web Date: March 17, 2017
Chemistry-related patents rise in Europe in 2016
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.
In the field of chemistry, the office granted more than 23,000 patents last year, a nearly 39% increase over 2015.
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