PARIS – PSA Peugeot Citroen again was the leading company to publish patents in France in 2011 with a total of 1,237, up 85 from a year earlier. Auto industry research and development is heavily represented in France, and the country encourages research with tax benefits. Last year’s 20 biggest filers published 38% more patents than in 2010. Robert Bosch filed 57% more patents in 2011 than prior-year, but Renault filings fell 56%, dropping the auto maker to 10th place from ...
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