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Samsung leads European patent applications in 2014

Thursday 26 February 2015 | 12:19 CET | News
Samsung filed the most patent applications in Europe last year, for the third consecutive year, according to the annual report from the European Patent Office. Philips came second, followed by Siemens, LG and Huawei in the top five. Other telecom firms in the top ten included Qualcomm at seventh, Ericsson in ninth place and Intel ranked tenth. Overall, patent filings at the EPO increased by 3.1 percent in 2014 to a new record of over 274,000. Among the 38 states that participate in the European Patent system, the Netherlands, France and the UK showed significant growth, Germany and Sweden

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Categories: General
Companies: Huawei China / Intel / LG / Philips / Qualcomm / Samsung / Siemens
Countries: Europe
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