patent applications

Top 10 Most Innovative UK Cities Revealed

Cities Outlook 2017 is the latest edition of an annual report compiled by the Centre for Cities study group looking at number of patents filed in different cities across the UK. Perhaps unsurprisingly Cambridge and Oxford (famous for their world… Continue Reading →

European Granted Patents Up 40% in 2016

Data from the EPO database shows that more European patents were granted in 2016 than ever before; a 40% increase from 2015 to 2016 (69,500 up to 97,000 patents). The data seems to suggest that EPO examiners are now granting… Continue Reading →

AI Patent Applications Increase by Almost 200% in China

In a survey covering artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications in 10 countries including the US, China, Europe, Japan and South Korea over the comparison period of 2015-2010 compared to the figure for the previous five years the data shows the… Continue Reading →

The UK Ranks Third in the Global Innovation Index 2016

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual index (first compiled in 2007) which ranks countries based on their innovative status.  The GII index is based on subjective and objective data from sources including the International Telecommunication Union, the World… Continue Reading →

System of In-Flight Package Transfer During Drone Delivery Patented by IBM

IBM inventors were recently granted patent no. US9561852 for a system for transferring packages between drones during flight.  The purpose of this patented invention is to extend the range of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that are delivering packages from a… Continue Reading →

US Companies Granted Record Number of European Patents

The European Patent Office received 160,000 European patent applications in 2016.  The US, Germany, Japan, France and Switzerland were the top five countries of origin.  The US accounted for 25% of all applications filed with the EPO in 2016, making… Continue Reading →

WIPO Announced Record Number of International Patent Applications

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently announced a record number of international patent applications filed in 2016 at 233,000 patent applications filed, this represented a 7% increase from 2015.  The technology sectors responsible for the most worldwide patent applications… Continue Reading →

Latest EPO Patent Data

Global Patent Applications Rose to 2.9 million in 2015.  In 2016 the European Patent Office (EPO) published 96,000 granted patents, 40% more than in 2015 making a new record high.  Just below half (48%) of all patent applications were from… Continue Reading →

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