The European Patent Office (the “EPO”) recently released the Patent Index 2020 on March 16, 2021. Patent Index 2020 provides the public with key statistics related to patent filings in the EPO during the past year. One key finding is that the total number of patent application filings declined only by 0.7% compared to the total in 2019. The ranking also shows continued demand for European patents in Asia with Samsung, Huawei, and LG among the companies with the highest number of new European patent application filings.
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