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EPO Again Reports Record High In Patents Granted

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 9:16 PM EST) -- The European Patent Office granted its highest amount of patents on record in 2017, beating a record it set only one year earlier, according to statistics released Wednesday.

The EPO said in an annual report it granted 105,635 patents in 2017, the most it has ever granted in a single year. This was up 10 percent from its previous high in 2016.

The U.S., with almost 25,000 granted patents, had the most of any country.

The agency also saw a nearly 4 percent rise in the...
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