European Patent Office

Overall in 2017 the European Patent Office received 166,000 European patent applications – an increase of 3.9% from the figure for 2016 and a new record. For the first time, it also granted over 100,000 European patents. In order, the five most prolific filers were the United States, Germany, Japan, France and China; Huawei was the most active company. This upswing in demand reinforces the status of Europe as a leading IP market.


Anthony Albutt - D Young & Co LLP
Juan Arias - ABG Patentes
Claire Baldock - Boult Wade Tennant
Anna Barlocci - ZBM Patents & Trademarks
Thorsten Bausch - HOFFMANN EITLE
Koen Bijvank - Brinkhof
Eva Carlsson - Awapatent A/S
Paul Clarkson - NLO
Kristina Cornish - Kilburn & Strode LLP
Philip L Cupitt - Marks & Clerk LLP
Christopher Davies - Dehns
Ann De Clercq - De Clercq & Partners
Grégoire Desrousseaux - August Debouzy
Peter Finnie - Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Morten Garberg - HOFFMANN EITLE
Hugh Goodfellow - Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Peter Hale - Haley Guiliano
Johannes Heselberger - BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
Hans-Rainer Jaenichen - Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
Reinhard Knauer - Grünecker
Jordi Kox - EP&C BV
Simon Kremer - Mewburn Ellis LLP
Johannes Lang - BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB
Cameron Marshall - Carpmaels & Ransford LLP
Nick McLeish - Boult Wade Tennant
Heinz-Peter Muth - Uexkull & Stolberg
François Pochart - August Debouzy
Gwilym Roberts - Kilburn & Strode LLP
Rainer Röthinger - Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff
Lucy Samuels - Gill Jennings & Every LLP
Frits Schut - VO Patents & Trademarks
Rohan P Setna - Boult Wade Tennant
Magnus Stiebe - BALDER
Joseph P Taormino - HOFFMANN EITLE
Sarah Turner - Hogan Lovells
Hein Th van den Heuvel - Patentwerk BV
Rainer Viktor - Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB
James Ward - Haseltine Lake LLP
Jeremy Webster - Mewburn Ellis LLP
Simon Wright - J A Kemp

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