Samsung again headed the list of top applicants, followed by Philipps and Siemens. Among the ten most active filers, five companies came from Europe, three from Asia, and two from the US. The majority of these companies work in the electronics and IT sectors.
1 Based on European patent applications filed with the EPO
Top 100 applicants (XLS, 532 KB)
Top 25 applicants per leading field of technology (XLS, 30 KB)
Please note: The consolidation process used may lead to some discrepancies with the lists in previous years.