Volume 94 Issue 11 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 14, 2016 | Web Date: March 11, 2016

Patent applications surge in Europe

U.S. and Chinese companies help drive growth
By Glenn Hess, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: intellectual property, patent, European Union, European Patent Office

A record-high 160,000 patent applications were filed in Europe last year, a 5% increase over the 152,700 applications in 2014, according to the European Patent Office (EPO).

“The remarkable growth in patent applications at EPO proves that Europe continues to be a hub for innovators from all over the world and an attractive technology market,” says EPO President Benoît Battistelli.

Medical technology was the field with the highest number of . . .

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