A record year at the European Patent Office (EPO)

The EPO has announced that the number of patent filings at the EPO from the 38 EPO member states has reached a new peak in 2012.  Last year, the EPO received a total of 257 744 patent filings from all over the world. This is a 5.2% increase over 2011 (244 934) and is a new record. The EPO also published 65 687 granted patents, 5.8% more than in 2011 (62 115).

Innovation is thriving.  

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