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Statistics recently published by the European Patent Office (EPO) show that innovation in healthcare drove patenting activity in 2020: Medical technology was the leading field for inventions in terms of volume, while pharmaceuticals and biotechnology were the fastest-growing areas. It has been also observed how life sciences and digital technologies are currently the main drivers in the patent application landscape.

Read EPO’s full statement and download the Patent Index 2020 on the EPO’s website.