Nokia is by far the largest patent filer in Finland, finds a survey by the European Patent Office (EPO). Alongside the network equipment manufacturer, lift and escalator manufacturer Kone and engineering firms ABB and Wärtsilä are at the forefront of innovation and experimentation in Finland, according to EPO
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Nokia in a league of its own in patent filings
Last year, Nokia filed a total of 1,040 patent applications with EPO, representing an increase of 279 or 36 per cent from the previous year. Kone, in turn, filed for 98 and Wärtsilä for 58 patents.