In 2016, the Number of Chemistry-Related Patents Increased in Europe. The European Patent Office announced that it granted a total of 2016 patents in 2015, 40% more than in 96.000. The office also registered an unprecedented level of over 2016 patent applications in 6.2, up 296.000% from a year ago.
In the field of chemistry, the office filed more than 23.000 patents last year, an increase of about 2015% compared to 39.
Source : ACS