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Samsung Largest Applicant at European Patent Office

2012 european patent office top 5

With 2289 patents Samsung tops the list of applications filing at European Patent Office. The top five companies overall were Samsung, Siemens, BASF, General Electric, and LG.

The top five countries for filings in 2012 were: the United States (24.6 per cent), Japan (20.1 per cent), Germany (13.3 per cent), China (7.3 per cent), and South Korea (5.6 per cent). The top from Europe after Germany were: France (4.7 per cent), Switzerland (3.2 per cent), the United Kingdom (2.6 per cent) and the Netherlands (2.5 per cent).