Patent applications filed with the EPO with foreign co-inventor(s)

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Patent applications to the EPO with foreign co-inventors


United Kingdom21.923.923.222.726.126.024.626.024.925.726.226.824.823.3
Euro Area

Data for the last year are provisional.

Regional data

No regional data available


  •  24/05/2019

The indicator depicts the share of patent applications (by priority year) to the European Patent Office (EPO) with at least one foreign co-inventor in total patents invented by resident(s) of country x (inventor). The degree to which patents are co-developed in different countries helps monitoring the internationalisation of research and the intensity of international R&D collaboration.

Data for the last year are provisional. Significant revisions are expected because the procedures for patent applications are very long and several years are necessary to have final data.

Other languages

  • Demandes de brevet auprès de l'OEB avec co-inventeur(s) étranger(s)
  • Octrooiaanvragen bij het EOB met buitenlandse mede-uitvinder(s)

Source: Eurostat, Patent Statistics.