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EPO Applications from China Hit a New Record in 2022, with Huawei Ranks First

The European Patent Office received 19,041 patent applications from china in 2022, up 15.1 percent on the precious year and a new record (the largest increase among the 20 major application countries and regions), according to the EPO’s Patent Index 2022 released on Tuesday. The EPO received 193,460 applications in total last year, an increase of 2.5% on the previous year. The top five countries of origin were the United States, followed by Germany, Japan, China and France. In terms of enterprise rankings, Huawei tops with 4,505 patents applied for, a year-on-year increase of more than 27 percent. The report also shows that LG, Qualcomm and Samsung rank second to fourth respectively, with OPPO, ZTE, Tencent, BOE, vivo, Baidu, Xiaomi and CATL also in the top 50 of the list.

Source:China Intellectual Property

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