US Cos. Lead Charge In EU Patent Applications

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 2:59 PM EST) -- U.S.-based companies filed more than 64,000 patent applications with the European Patent Office last year, accounting for nearly a quarter of all filings and leading all other countries as the overall number of applications reached an all-time high, according to the EPO's annual report released Thursday.

Patent filings from U.S. companies climbed by 2.8 percent from 2012, continuing a trend that has seen a 20 percent rise in filings over the last decade. The heavy activity by U.S. companies was indicative of the overall trend at...
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