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Leadership in innovation: 38% of Spanish patents are registered in Catalonia
According to data recorded in 2017 and offered by the European Patent Office (EPO), Catalonia leaded the requesting for patents within Spain. In particular, 37.6% of the total amount of patent requests were made in Catalonia, comparing to the 35.1% of 2016. In absolute figures, from the 1,676 Spanish patents, 633 were Catalonian. Barcelona leads the cities’ ranking, with 565 patents requested, before the 326 from Madrid.
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