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European Inventor Award 2018

European Inventor Award 2018 finalists

The European Patent Office reveals the 15 inventors short-listed for this prestigious prize. Their inventions cover a wide range of fields from biotechnology and medical imaging to toys, lasers and renewable energy.

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Annual results 2017

Annual results 2017

The EPO received nearly 166 000 patent applications in 2017, an increase of +3.9% and an all-time high.

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4th industrial revolution visual, showing a smart city and networks

Patents and the Fourth Industrial
Revolution

European patent applications related to smart connected objects grew by 54% in the past three years.

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