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Audience applauding at European Inventor Award ceremony

European Inventor Award 2017 finalists announced

The European Patent Office has revealed the 15 inventors short-listed for this prestigious prize. Their inventions cover a wide range of fields from medical imaging and vaccines to green plastics and satellite technology. Read more

Annual results 2016

Annual results 2016

The EPO granted 96 000 patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new record high.

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Climate Change Mitigation Technologies in Europe

Inventions in CCMT growing strongly

A new report published by the EPO and the UNEP shows that the number of inventions in climate change mitigation technologies worldwide has increased almost fivefold between 1995 and 2011.

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