EPO study on patents applications in self-driving cars

The European Patent Office (EPO) published new study that is focused on the examination of patents applications in the self-driving car industry. Given the necessity of high R&D investment in this industry, patent applications are becoming one of the major tools to safeguard and monetise these investments. The study presents trends, and the most important implications of patent protection that presents a valuable source of information both for the industry and any interested party. Also, this should help policymakers understand the novelties that this industry will bring to the regulatory area.