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Innovations at BASF

BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Innovations are our wellspring and our driving force. Our corporate strategy is also geared towards innovation: we at BASF are continuously introducing sustainable solutions onto the market which significantly contribute to improving quality of life and conserving resources such as water or energy. Our success is driven by research.

BASF again ranked among leading companies in the Patent Asset Index

The number and quality of our patents also attest to our power of innovation and long-term competitiveness. We filed around 900 new patents worldwide in 2018. In 2018, we once again ranked among the leading companies in the Patent Asset Index, a method that compares patent portfolios industry-wide.

Patent Asset Index

The Patent Asset Index is calculated using the factors portfolio size and competitive impact. The competitive impact is determined by its technology relevance and market coverage.