"The figures are clear: growth is back", said EPO President Benoît Battistelli. Indeed, according to the EPO, in 2010, the office received 235 000 European patent filings, which is the highest number of patent filings ever recorded. Germany and France are the EU Members with the highest number of patent filings.

On the EPO's website you can find information about the total number of patent filings, with detailed data per country, the number of patents granted and the top applicants.

EPO, www.epo.org