This website uses its own and third-party cookies. Some of these cookies are used to develop analytical statistics of visits to the webpage, others to manage advertising or even others are necessary for the correct management of the site. If you continue to browse or click in accept we consider you accept the conditions for their use. You can get more information, or learn how to change the settings in our cookies policy?
Versión Española Versión Mexicana Ibercampus English Version Version française Versione italiana

13/12/2019  
    Ibercampus  | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | Subscription | RSS RSS
Policies
Inclusion policies
R&D
Employment
Economics
Culture
Green strategies
Health
Society and consumer
Sports
Debates
Interviews
Education
Grants & internships
Training
Trends
Enterprises & CSR
 Enterprises & CSR
ACNUR
AEGON
AIR LIQUIDE
ALCATEL-LUCENT
ALLIANZ
ARCELORMITTAL
ASIFIN
ASSICURAZIONI GENERALI
AXA
BANCO SANTANDER
BASF
BAYER
BBVA
BNP PARIBAS
CARREFOUR
DAIMLER AG
DEUTSCHE BANK
DEUTSCHE BÖRSE
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM
E.ON
ENEL
ENI
FORTIS
FRANCE TÉLÉCOM
GROUPE DANONE
IBERDROLA
INDITEX
ING GROUP
INTESA SANPAOLO
L'ORÉAL
LVMH
MUNICH RE
NOKIA
PHILIPS
RENAULT
REPSOL YPF
RWE
SAINT GOBAIN
SANOFI-AVENTIS
SAP AG
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SIEMENS AG
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE
SUEZ
TELECOM ITALIA
TELEFÓNICA
TOTAL S.A.
UNICREDIT
UNILEVER
VINCI
VIVENDI
VOLKSWAGEN

R&D
Growth of nearly 3% over 2012

European Patent Office announces the highest numbers of patents

The European Patent Office granted 66 700 European patents, which was 1.6 more than in 2012.

In 2013 the European Patent Office (EPO) received 266 000 patent filings, compared to 258 000 in 2012. The EPO granted 66 700 European patents, which was 1.6% more than in 2012 (65 600) and the highest number ever.
Redacción 11/3/2014 Send to a friend
Comparte esta noticia en TwitterFacebookTwitterdel.icio.usYahooRSS
The European Patent Office (EPO) granted 66 700 European patents, which was 1.6% more than in 2012 (65 600) and the highest number ever.

"Demand for patent protection in Europe is up for the fourth consecutive year," said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. "This is proof that companies from around the world continue to see Europe more and more as a premier hub for innovation. The strong position of European companies in patent-intense technologies also underlines the central role these industry sectors play in generating employment and growth in the EU economy."



Filings by country and region
With 35% of all filings at the EPO, the 38 EPO member states maintained their share of total filings in 2013. Once again nearly two-thirds of patent filings at the EPO last year came from outside Europe. The most active countries were the US (24% of the total), Japan (20%), Germany (12%), China (8%), South Korea (6%), France (5%), Switzerland and the Netherlands (both 3%), and the UK and Sweden (both 2%) Fig.2: Origin of filings

Europe: most applications per million inhabitants
The technological strength of the leading European countries is also reflected in the figures for European applications per million inhabitants: With 832 applications Switzerland tops the list, ahead of Sweden (402), Finland (360), Denmark and the Netherlands (both 347). A comparison by economic region sees Japan with 177 applications clearly ahead of South Korea and the EU-28 average (both 129), the US (107) and China (3). Fig. 3: Applications per mio. inhabitants.

Europe stable, with regional differences
European industry maintained its patenting activities at the same level as in the previous year, with marked regional differences, however. Especially the Netherlands (+17.2%), Denmark (+8.1%), Sweden (+7.5%) but also member states with lower filing levels, such as Portugal (+34.5%), Turkey (+31.9%), the Czech Republic (+26.5%) and Ireland (+9.4%), showed marked upward trends over 2012, while filings from France (+1.1%), Finland (+0.6%) and Austria (+0.2%) grew moderately. Other countries saw a drop in patent filings, in particular Belgium (-7.4%), Germany (-5.4%), the UK (-3%), Italy (-2.7%), Switzerland (-2%) and Spain (-1%).

US with stable increase, Asian countries drivers of growth
Filings from the US (+2.8%) and Japan (+1.2%) increased again from high levels. However, China (+16.2%) and South Korea (+14%) were once more the strongest contributors to growth: In total, filings from Asia accounted for nearly three-quarters of the increase at the EPO in 2013. This was particularly due to the dominance of Asian firms in the Computers, Electronics and Digital communications sectors.

Five European companies in top ten, Samsung in the lead
This is also reflected in the company ranking, where Samsung was again the top applicant (2 833 applications). With five companies in the top ten, however, European firms stood their ground in their home market, led by Siemens (2nd), Philips (3rd), BASF (5th), Robert Bosch (6th) and Ericsson (10th). 



An analysis of a representative sample of services requested from the EPO in 2013 shows that the EPO is also an important service provider for smaller entities: While 65.5% of the applicants were large companies, 29% were SMEs and individual inventors, and 5.5% universities and public research institutes. 

Europe dominant in automotive sector, environmental technologies and medical technology
In nine of the ten top technical fields, Europeans filed the greatest numbers of applications with the EPO. This underlines Europe´s balanced and wide-ranging patent portfolio. European companies took over the top spot from US applicants in the field of Medical technology (European firms 41%, US 39%), which was again the field with the most applications in 2013. Europeans were also particularly strong in the fields of Transport (especially the automotive and aeronautic sectors) with 60% of the total applications, Engines, pumps and turbines (including clean energy technologies), with 56% of the total, and Measurement, with 54%. 

Computers was the only technology not dominated by Europe (with US holding the sway at 34%, EPC 31%). Japan was strong in Electrical machinery (25%) and Transport (22%); China led in Digital communication (15%). 

In terms of growth, filings were up in Computer technology (+5%), Transport (+5%) and Electrical machinery (+4%), while Pharmaceuticals (-14%), Engines, pumps, turbines (-8%), Organic fine chemistry (-7%), Digital communication (-7%), and Biotechnology (-4%) decreased.

Other issues R&D
China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States dominate global innovation - WIPO report 2019
New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma
Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
The embryonic origin of the Cyclops eye
Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice
Jurassic dinosaurs could have been dispersed between Africa and Europe 145 years ago
China´s Chang´e-4 probe lands on the moon
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia.
Chinese and European scientists propose 28 complementary colours
EU-wide rules for safety of drones approved by European Parliament

Subscribe free to our newsletter
Vanity Fea
The Virtual World We Inhabit
José Ángel García Landa
We can all be leaders
VIDEOCOMMUTING A NEW ORGANIZATIONAL REALITY THAT POSITIVELY IMPACTS EMPLOYEES
Mar Souto Romero
Financial inclusion
Financial Education For All!
Carlos Trias
Brusselian Lights
European elections (I): which words are more used in the European political manifestos?
Raúl Muriel Carrasco
Humor and Political Communication
Comisión de Arbitraje, Quejas y Deontología (Spain) (3) You can´t be too careful
Felicísimo Valbuena
Want your own blog? Want to be read by universities?
Find out here
Books
"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
The EU "An Obituary"
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"
Blockchain Revolution "How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Is Changing the World "
Doughnut Economics "Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist "
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"
Theses and dissertations
1 The Virtual World We Inhabit
2 Squid pigments could be used in food and health for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties
3 China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States dominate global innovation - WIPO report 2019
4 Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice
5 Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
6 "Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"
7 New methodology developed to monitor patients with glioblastoma
8 European climate emergency: EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
9 Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
10 Education 4.0: Beware the dark side of university restructuring
Legal Advise | Privacy Policy | Editorial Board | Who we are | Ideology | Contact | Advertising rates | RSS RSS