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19.05.2009

Slovenian EP applications and European patents in 2008

From EPO Annual Report statistics

In 2008, Slovenian nationals filed with EPO 129 EP applications, 12.2% more than the preceding year, which means 63.7 applications per million inhabitants, and obtained 33 European patents, 94.1% more than the preceding year, which means 16.3 patents per million inhabitants.

Among 12 countries which became EU Member States in the same year as Slovenia (2004), the latter ranks:

  • second with respect to the number of applications filed, after Poland (167), and third with respect to the number of patents granted, after Hungary (48) and Czech Republic (44);
  • third with respect to the number of applications per million inhabitants, after Cyprus (72.2) and Malta (65.8), and also third with respect to the number of patents granted, after Malta (24.4) and Cyprus (17.7).

(Source: EPO Annual Report 2008)


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