Italy patents

EPO (European Patent Office) has recently published the 2016 report for European patent applications: Italy is ranked in second position for requests’ increase equal to 4.5%.

In the global ranking Italy results at 10° position with more than 4,000 patent applications, not bad for a country that is pulled by three particular regions, first ranking Lombardy, 35% (of all Italian requests) followed by Emilia Romagna 16% and finally 13% Veneto.

Lombardy ranks 10° among the "local locomotive" of the EU with 1,438 patent applications, (+ 11% on 2015) following Bavaria, Ile de France, other German Laender, Stockholm area, the Dutch North Bramante and Greater London (UK).

The main world’s innovative sectors are : biomedical and medical technology, telecommunications and ICT, while in Italy transportation, logistics, special machinery and medical technology, defined as "traditional sectors", are definitively our strength.

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