The number of Polish patent applications filed to the European Patent Office (EPO) increased in 2018 by 19.7 percent. The growth rate of the number of Polish applications was one of the largest in Europe.
Last year, applicants from Poland filed 534 patent applications to the EPO (in 2017 there were 446 applications). The first place in the ranking of Polish applicants was taken by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków with 12 patent applications, followed by: Polpharma S.A. Pharmaceutical Works. (6 applications), AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (5 applications) and Gdańsk University of Technology and the Fakro Group (4 applications).
In 2018, over 174,000 European patent applications were submitted to the EPO. This is an increase of 4.6 percent in comparison to 2017.