PARIS – PSA Peugeot Citroen is the patent champion of France for the third straight time, publishing 1,265 patents in the 12 months ending June 30, 2008, some 30% more than the previous year. Renault SA is No.2 on the list released by the INPI, the French patent office, with 906 patents. Suppliers Valeo SA, Michelin SA, Robert Bosch GmbH and Saint-Gobain SA also are among the top 15 companies with the most patents. Patents are kept private for 18 months in France after they are ...

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