CEA holds onto position as one of France’s top three patent filers
Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 2 June 2014
France’s National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) published its 2013 patent ranking in April. The CEA ranked third with 625 patent applications (up from 566 in 2012), coming in behind PSA Peugeot Citroën (1,378 applications) and Safran (645 applications).
The 2013 ranking is fairly similar to the previous year’s ranking. Changes worth noting: Safran pulled ahead of the CEA in 2013, and the total number of patent applications filed increased by 1.5% from 2012 to 2013.
On the international front the CEA is gaining traction, moving up in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) ranking (at 39th with filings made through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure) and in the EPO (European Patent Office) ranking (at 33rd).