UK strongly represented in green technology boom
Source: The Engineer
Britain is Europe’s third most productive inventor of environmental technologies, a sector where activity has risen sharply, says the European Patent Office.
The UK ranks third in Europe for patenting environmental technologies, behind Germany and France, according to the European Patent Office. Between 1995 and 2011, the UK filed 3,972 of the 75,000 inventions categorised as ‘green tech’.
Europe produces just under a fifth of all inventions applicable to managing the impact of human activity on the environment (officially known as climate change mitigation technologies or CCMTs), and two fifths of high value inventions, defined as those where patent protection is sought in multiple countries, said the EPO.