The Munich Oktoberfest is not just for beer lovers; it has much to offer technology fans too. A search in the patent database of the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that the festival's beer tents house a wide range of inventions.
European Patent Office receives record number of patent filings. Filings from Europe increase by 1.2%, strong growth from the US and China.
Top filing countries in 2014 were the US, Japan, Germany, China and Korea.