The EPO granted 96 000 patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new record high.
Exceptional inventors from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US receive European Inventor Award 2016 at ceremony in Lisbon
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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