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EPO study on "High-growth firms and intellectual property rights: the IPR profile of high-potential SMEs in Europe"

EPO study on "High-growth firms and intellectual property rights: the IPR profile of high-potential SMEs in Europe"

The European Patent Office has released a new study showing that companies that hold patents or other forms of intellectual property rights (IPR) are more likely to grow and experience high growth than those who do not.

 

This study was prepared by the EPO in co-operation with the EUIPO. It focuses on the concept of high-growth firms (HGFs), i.e. SMEs experiencing an annual growth of at least 20% for at least three consecutive years. HGFs are a priority target for the European Commission and many member states. They are typically driven by innovation and focused on scaling up their activities at the international level.

 

The study can be downloaded here

 

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 10:00
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