Date : 11/12/2017 – Source : Office européen des brevets – Lien

European patent applications related to smart connected objects are rising rapidly, achieving a growth rate of 54% in the last three years, the first European Patent Office (EPO) landscaping study on « Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) » reveals. Conducted by the EPO in co-operation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, the study examines this profound technology trend that is now being observed across a whole range of technical fields. […]

The study will be available for download on the website of EPO.