Nokia in a league of its own in patent filings

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

27.2.2015 13:46

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.

Kai Sahala, the head of mobile broadband marketing at Nokia, estimates that the number of patent filings reflects the investments of Nokia in research and product development.

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