More and more patent applications from Poland

Fot. Arkadiusz Ziolek/ East News

Poles filed 671 applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2023, 10 % more than the year before. Most applications were received from the University of Zielona Góra, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, according to a press release from the Polish Patent Office.

The average growth of all applications to the European patent system was 2.9% despite the economic crisis. 199,275 applications were filed in 2023, compared to 193,627 the year before. This means that Polish applications are growing at almost four times the overall average.

In terms of growth rate, Poland is in seventh place among the members of the European Patent Organisation, this year surpassed only by: Lithuania (+63.3% and 129 applications), Croatia (+59.4% and 51 applications), Slovenia (+24.4% and 153 applications), Cyprus (+23.3% and 53 applications), Slovakia (+16.7% and 56 applications) and Luxembourg (+11.9% and 385 applications). 

The European patent system is open to all countries in the world, so globally Poland is overtaken, apart from the above mentioned European countries, only by Singapore (+22.3% and 1 057 filings), South Korea (+21% and 12 575 filings) and New Zealand (+17.4% and 270 filings).