Foreign Filing Roundup

Good afternoon. Please read on for the latest headlines in foreign patent filing news from the week of January 11th:

  • IBM topped the leaderboard for the 23rd year in the row as the company with the most patented inventions in 2015. Read on for the complete top 10 list.
  • The EPO achieved performance gains in 2015 delivering a record of 365,000 “products”, an increase of 14% compared to 2014. Read more. 
  • The USPTO is seeking nominations for the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The award is the country’s highest award for technological achievement and is presented each year by the POTUS.
  • ICYMI: WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators 2015 was recently released, a report covering various areas of IP including patents, utility models and trademarks. Read the complete report here.

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