2012 was another record year at the EPO. Patent filings and grants reached their highest levels ever in our 35-year history. Europe remains a powerhouse of innovation, but Asia is a continent to watch.
*Direct European filings under the EPC and international filings under the PCT
EPO President Benoît Battistelli reviews the highlights and key figures of the past year.
Our feature article looks at quantum leaps made in access to patent information.
A review of some of the key developments and activities of the previous year.