Polish companies and universities file fewer patent applications at the European Patent Office in 2019

Patent applications filed by Polish companies, universities, and research institutions with the European Patent Office (EPO) decreased by 9.6% in 2019, according to the EPO Patent Index 2019 published today. The drop follows two years of strong growth, continuing a pattern of two years of strong growth being followed by a year of decreasing patent applications, which repeated itself three times over the past decade. From a longer-term perspective there has been strong growth, however: Over the past decade patent applications from Poland with the EPO have more than doubled (+129%), growing from 205 in 2010 to 469 in 2019.

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