CEA Europe’s top patent filer among public research organizations
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News
Published : 2 April 2015
The CEA, with 558 patent applications published, has held on to the position of number one among public research organizations in the European Patent Office’s 2014 rankings.
The CEA also did well in the overall rankings, moving up a slot from the previous year to 32nd. The CEA is France’s third-leading patent filer, just behind Alcatel-Lucent and Technicolor.
Europe is strategic for the CEA, which goes through the EPO to request the geographical extension of protection for virtually all of its patents. Most of the CEA’s requests are for patents in microelectronics, new energy technologies, robotics, instrumentation, healthcare, and materials.