Irish patent applications are up by 49 per cent in the first nine months of this year.
The Irish Patent Office (IPO) received 364 applications for full-term and short-term patents from January until the end of September – 118 more than last year.
The recent increase bucks a trend of decline. Since 2008, Irish patent applications have declined by 68 per cent, from 1,007 in 2008 to 321 in 2014.
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