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Huawei top 2017 EPO filer, US increases its share of patent applications

Ellie Mertens, New York

The EPO’s annual report reveals the top patent filers in Europe in 2017. Filing trends included a 5.8% increase in patent applications from the US

Accounting for 26% of all EPO patent applications, the United States is the top single country filer by far, and its share of EPO applications has been increasing over time. However, there was a slight slow in growth from 2015...

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