Switzerland again country of origin of most EP applications in 2013, based on millions inhabitants

Not only the FPC, but also the EPO has recently published its Annual Report 2013. A highlight from Swiss perspective: Calculated as a ratio per millions inhabitants, Switzerland is by far the most active country of origin (analysis based on all European patent applications filed with the EPO, i.e. both direct European applications and International (PCT) applications entering the European phase).

EPO filings 2013 (per million inhabitants)
Source: European Patent Office (EPO)

Beyond patent filing statistics, the Global Innovation Index 2013 takes many more key indicators into account: Switzerland is ranked #1, too.

Reported by Martin WILMING

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