AGH UST in lead of Polish institutions with number of patent applications in European Patent Office

In 2015, AGH UST submitted 22 patent applications to the European Patent Office, thus taking second place – just behind Gdańsk University of Technology (23 applications).


The most significant Polish applicants in the European Patent Office in 2015 (in order of the number of patent applications):   

1. Gdańsk University of Technology (23)  
2. AGH University of Science and Technology (22)   
3. International Tobacco Machinery (14)   
4. HS Wrocław Sp. z o.o. (11)   
4. Łódź University of Technology (11)   
6. Poznań University of Technology (10)   
6. Selvita S.A. (10)   
6. University of Szczecin (10)   
9. Pharmaceutical Works Polpharma S.A. (9)   
10. Bomar S.A. in arrangement bankruptcy (8)   


In the ranking of the most active applicants last year there are five universities. Apart from Gdańsk University of Technology and AGH UST, they are Łódź University of Technology, Poznań University of Technology, and the University of Szczecin. As it is emphasised by the authors of the annual report of the European Patent Office, universities contributed to the general rise of patent applications from Poland (nearly 18% in comparison to the previous year). “Among the patent applications, there is a system for detecting damages in constructions, a hybrid robot, a device for drying finely-ground materials, and a system for the improvement of data transfer in ICT networks. The diversity of subjects dealt with by AGH UST scientists and researchers shows the direction in which our university has been going for many years. We do our best to be a leading centre in the field of research, patent applications, and the application of inventions to various disciplines,” says professor Zbigniew Kąkol, AGH UST Vice-Rector for Science.