European patent application no EP 2 000 000
The European Patent Office (EPO) has publishing its two millionth patent application. The application, filed on 7 June 2007 by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, describes a microbial fuel cell which can be used to produce electricity from wastewater. The EPO received its first application in 1978. The one millionth application was published in 2000.