Two European companies, Robert Bosch and Siemens, are heading the list of largest patentees at the EPO. From the list of the top 25 patentees, it can be seen that Ericsson, on ninth position, is again the third European company in the top ten list which is otherwise dominated by Asian firms mainly from the electronics sector again, as exemplified by Samsung, Sony and LG.
Analysis based on granted patents published in 2012.
Top 25 patentees (PDF, 16 KB)
Please note: The consolidation process used may lead to some discrepancies with the lists in previous years.