12.03.2019

AGH UST is one of Poland’s top applicants with the European Patent Office


The latest report published by the European Patent Office on 12 March 2019 lists AGH University of Science and Technology as the third largest among all Polish applicants.


The leading EPO applicants in 2018 (according to the number of patent applications filed) are as follows:

1. Jagiellonian University (12)
2. Polpharma SA (6)
3. AGH University of Science and Technology (5)
4. Gdansk University of Technology (4)
5. FAKRO PP Sp. z o.o. (4)

The number of patent applications received by EPO from Polish inventors, business enterprises and research centres was up 19.7 % in 2018. The rate of growth in the number of applications from Polish entities was one of the highest in Europe and was far above the average for all EPO member states, which was 3.8%. Overall, throughout 2018 Polish applicants filed 534 patent applications (compared to 446 in 2017). In Poland, universities topping the list of patenting activity were more common than in other European countries.

The vast majority of Polish applications (71%) were related to various kinds of technology, in particular transport, civil engineering and thermal processes. 6% of all applications concerned pharmaceutical products, while 5% were filed for each of the following: medical technology, biotechnology and computer technology.

European Patent Office Annual Report 2018