Major patent filing trends in space technologies

A new study published today reveals the global patenting trends in cosmonautics – showing how different actors both public and private are driving forward innovations in areas like propulsion, systems control and onboard power. When the first man went into orbit sixty years ago, space technologies were the exclusive domain of just a few state Read more about Major patent filing trends in space technologies[…]

Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses

A new study released by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) shows that companies which own at least one patent, registered design or trade mark generate on average 20 % higher revenues per employee than companies which do not own any of those intellectual property rights (IPRs). Moreover, Read more about Study highlights economic benefits of owning intellectual property rights – especially for small businesses[…]

Drawing the map of the self-driving car patent landscape

Recent statistics for patent applications reveal that innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDV) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution. The number of European patent applications related to automated driving has grown 20 times faster than other technologies in recent years, a study published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) Read more about Drawing the map of the self-driving car patent landscape[…]

New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies

European patent applications related to smart connected objects are rising rapidly, achieving a growth rate of 54% in the last three years, the first European Patent Office (EPO) landscaping study on “Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” reveals. Conducted by the EPO in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, the study examines this profound technology Read more about New patent study confirms growth in Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies[…]

Unitary Patent could significantly enhance technology transfer in the EU

A study published today by the European Patent Office (EPO) finds that the Unitary Patent could significantly enhance technology transfer in the EU through more trade and foreign direct investment (FDI). Improved harmonisation of Europe’s patent system has the potential to increase trade and FDI in high-tech sectors by up to 2% and 15% in Read more about Unitary Patent could significantly enhance technology transfer in the EU[…]