EPO meddelar: 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 innovativecountry with double-digit growth in key technologies."
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Uppdaterad 12.03.2019