Patents: CEA remains very active

Categorie(s) : Industry, Innovation & Society, News, Research

Published : 1 June 2019

France’s National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) released its 2018 ranking of patent filers. The CEA held on to its fourth-place ranking, coming in just behind three industrial corporations (Valeo, PSA, and Safran) with 674 patent applications published. This was the CEA’s best year ever with the exception of 2016 and 2017 (684 applications).

It is also important to point out that Grenoble-based research in micro and nanoelectronics fuels a large part of the CEA’s patents—something that is not reflected in the INPI ranking. And the CEA’s main industrial partners for this type of research are also very well ranked. STMicroelectronics ranked 13th with 168 patent applications, and Soitec ranked 46th in the nation and first for mid-sized companies (250 to 5,000 employees).



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