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“Vibrant” SME community buoys EU medtech patent activity

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Medtech had the highest number of patent applications filed with the European Patent Office in 2012, beating pharma and biotech by a long shot. Moreover, the EPO annual report showed that over a ten-year period between 2003 and 2012, this number increased year on year while pharma and biotech remained relatively stagnant.

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