Each year the European Patent Office (EPO) surveys a sample of its applicants to obtain information on the numbers of patent applications that they envisage filing in the future. The survey serves as one of the Office’s tools for establishing the roadmap for resources required to handle its workload within an acceptable time frame.
On behalf of the EPO, BERENT is currently contacting a sample of applicants to invite them to participate in the mentioned survey. For the first time, the data collection takes place by web-forms.
For further information about the Patent Filings Survey, please visit: http://www.epo.org/pfs
On behalf of the EPO, we thank the participants for taking time to give their feedback.