Annual report 2014

Key trends and detailed statistics, a report on the Office's strategy and activities, plus a video message from Benoît Battistelli

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Top applicants

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.

Top applicants seeking protection with the EPO in 20141 

Top applicants 2014

1 Based on European patent applications filed with the EPO 


More detailed data as PDF and as Excel sheets

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.

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