2012 was another record year for patent filings and grants at the EPO. Europe remains a powerhouse of innovation, but Asia is a continent to watch.
*Direct European filings under the EPC and international filings under the PCT
EPO President Benoît Battistelli reviews the highlights and key
figures of the past year.
Our feature article looks at quantum leaps made in access to patent information.
A review of some of the key developments and activities of the previous year.
How to apply for a patent
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