EPO: Finnish patent applications at the European Patent Office decrease in 2018

  • Patent applications from Finnish companies at the European Patent Office (EPO)
    decreased by 3.8%
  • Decline mainly due to fewer applications in digital communication
  • Some sectors such as environmental technology see strong growth in patents filed
  • Nokia remains most important patent applicant from Finland
  • Finland one of the leading countries in terms of patent applications per million
    inhabitants
  • EPO receives over 174 000 applications in total; increase fuelled by European
    companies; slowed growth from China
  • EPO President António Campinos: “Despite the drop in patent applications last
    year, our annual results clearly show that Finland remains a highly innovative
    country with double-digit growth in key technologies."

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Latest update 12.03.2019