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Philips Beats JNJ, Medtronic In 2015 EU Patent Rankings

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Philips has grabbed the number one spot as the top medtech patent applicant in the EU, filing 712 medical device-related patent applications with European Patent Office in 2015. The Dutch group beat Johnson & Johnson, who came second with 497 applications, and Medtronic, who came third with 411 applications (see Table 1).






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