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European Patent Office to publish its Patent Index 2020


16 Mar 2021 08:00




Patents in Europe: Statistics, trends and rankings for 2020

Event Description

How did the pandemic affect patent activity in 2020? Which companies filed the most patent applications for their inventions last year? Which countries and regions performed well in 2020 despite the global disruption? And which technologies were the main drivers of innovation?

On 16 March 2021 you can find out when the European Patent Office (EPO) publishes its Patent Index 2020.

This year’s index will include:

  • Analysis of demand for patents in Europe
  • Rankings of top patenting countries and companies
  • Focus on trends in digital technologies and health sciences inventions

All statistics and related media materials (press releases, videos, graphs and infographics) will be published on Tuesday 16 March 2021at 8 a.m. CET on our website:

All material can also be requested at