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6.3.2014
Patent filings at the European Patent Office reach all-time high

In 2013 the EPO received 266 000 patent filings, compared to 258 000 in 2012. The EPO granted 66 700 European patents, which was 1.6% more than in 2012 (65 600) and the highest number ever.

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40 Years EPC celebrations - welcome speech
President Battistelli's speech at the Symposium, 17 October 2013, Munich, Germany

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