Samsung again headed the list of the largest applicants at the EPO in 2013, followed by Siemens and Philips. 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
Please note: The consolidation process used may lead to some discrepancies with the lists in previous years.