The European Patent Office has released a study showing that companies that hold patents or other forms of intellectual property rights (IPR) are more likely to grow and experience high growth than those who do not.
It focuses on the concept of high-growth firms (HGFs), i.e. SMEs experiencing an annual growth of at least 20% for at least three consecutive years. These HGFs are typically driven by innovation and focused on scaling up their activities at the international level. The study is available on www.epo.org/high-growth
We also recommend to visit the SME page of the EPO: www.epo.org/sme