CEA, France’s second-largest patent filer in 2012
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 10 June 2013
France’s National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued a list in April of France’s busiest patent fi lers in 2012. The CEA edged up to second place with 566 patent applications, up from 545 in 2011. This puts it just ahead of Safran with 556 applications and well behind leader PSA Peugeot Citroën with 1,348 applications.
The INPI received a total of 16,632 patent applications in 2012, a slight 0.7% decrease from the previous year. Large French corporations again dominated the list, but with CEA in second place, CNRS in fi fth place (383 applications), and IFP Énergies Nouvelles in seventeenth place (147 applications), France’s