Patents: CEA maintains activity in 2015
Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News
Published : 6 June 2016
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) earned the number-one slot in the 2015 INPI (France’s industrial property institute) ranking in the French research institute category. The INPI published 658 CEA patent applications in 2015, up slightly from 2014 and 2013 (643 and 625 applications published, respectively). On average, the CEA Technological Research Division originates nearly 80% of patent applications, mainly in microelectronics and new energy technologies.
CNRS (France’s national center for scientific research) came in second with 390 patent applications published, just ahead of IFP. The CEA is also an active filer of patents with the European Patent Office. In 2015 the CEA ranked 33rd in Europe and second in France, just behind Technicolor.
The CEA is the only European research organization to figure in the top 50.