Hewlett-Packard Tops List Of 2004 U.K. Patentees

Law360, New York (August 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patents granted by the U.K. Patent Office rose 8% in 2004, fuelled largely by patenting by technology companies, the government agency said.


The total number of patents granted at the U.K. Patent Office in 2004 was 10,541, the Patent Office said.


Technology companies took most of the places in the top-10 list published in the latest “Facts and Figures 2004-2005” booklet, the office said.


Seven of the Top 10 patentees for the U.K. market are from the technology sector, two from automotive industry...
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