Poland posts its strongest growth in patent applications at the European Patent Office in four years

Patent applications filed by Polish inventors, companies and research institutions with the European Patent Office (EPO) grew by 19.7% in 2018, one of the highest growth rates among European countries and well above the average of the 38 EPO member states (+3.8%), according to the EPO Annual Report 2018 published today. It is the second consecutive year of strong and above-average growth (+13.5% in 2017), following a decline of 30.6% in 2016. Last year, Polish applicants filed 534 patent applications with the EPO (2017: 446). Continue reading “Poland posts its strongest growth in patent applications at the European Patent Office in four years”