Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This publication, intended for both generalists and specialists, is organized as follows. The first Part presents an analysis of the recent trends in R&D and patenting. In Part II, the accompanying methodological information is provided in some detail for more specialist users. Part III presents tables containing both original data and derived indicators, providing users with the opportunity to conduct their own analyses on the Research and Development situation in Europe and beyond.

This 2003 edition provides some additional information on relevant indicators compared to the 2001 edition. Data and trends are provided not only for patent applications to the European Patent Office - EPO, but also for patents granted by the United States Patent and trademark Office - USPTO. Additional data on the number of researchers amongst total R&D personnel are analysed for the European Union and beyond.

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Authors: No author stated, Eurostat, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the EC, 180pp. Euro: 29.50 ISBN: 92-894-4445-2 (DE); 92-894-4446-0 (EN); 92-894-4447-9 (FR)
Availability: EUR-OP references: KS-CT-02-001-DE-C; KS-CT-02-001-EN-C; KS-CT-02-001-FR-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents. URL:
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