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Patent Index 2019

Patent Index 2019

The EPO received more than 181 000 applications last year, an increase of 4% over 2018. Growth was driven by a surge in patent filings in digital technologies.

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Patent commercialisation scoreboard

Patent commercialisation scoreboard

A new EPO study shows that Europe’s SMEs rely on European patents to protect their high-potential inventions, and that two thirds of these inventions are commercially exploited.

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Strategic Plan 2023

Committed to excellence: EPO publishes
Strategic Plan

The EPO published its Strategic Plan 2023 today. The plan outlines the Office's vision for the years ahead and features five strategic goals.

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