The best way to predict the future? Invent it
Protecting the portfolio of patents and trademarks is a key part of the Group’s business, particularly in relation to its strategy of growth in high-tech market segments. The Group filed new patent applications during the year, especially in segments with higher added value and in support of the significant investments made in recent years.
A total of 29 patent applications were filed during 2020, of which 11 relating to the Energy sector and 18 to the Telecom sector. In addition to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the reduction in the number of new filings was also partly a natural effect of the merger of Prysmian Group and General Cable.