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.

Awapatent 

(Copenhagen)

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB 

Mr Johannes Lang Mr Johannes Heselberger PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB (Munich)

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP 

Mr Hugh Goodfellow Mr Cameron Marshall & Ransford LLP (London)

D Young & Co LLP 

Mr Anthony Albutt Young & Co LLP (London)

Gill Jennings & Every LLP 

Mr Peter Finnie Ms Lucy Samuels Jennings & Every LLP (London)

Grünecker 

(Berlin)

HOFFMANN EITLE 

Eitle (Düsseldorf)

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER 

Prof Willem A Hoyng ROKH MONEGIER (Amsterdam)

J A Kemp 

Mr Simon Wright Kemp (London)

Kilburn & Strode LLP 

Mr Peter Hale Mr Gwilym Roberts Ms Kristina Cornish & Strode LLP (London)

NLO 

(Amsterdam)

Uexkull & Stolberg

Mr Heinz-Peter Muth

VO Patents & Trademarks 

Patents & Trademarks (Amsterdam)

Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff 

Mr Rainer Röthinger & Wuesthoff (Munich)

ZBM Patents & Trademarks 

Ms Anna Barlocci Patents & Trademarks (Barcelona)

Individuals