European patents and patent applications - 2010 statistics

Every year the European Patent Office publishes statistics on

  • the number of European patent applications filed per technical domain and origin
  • the number of European patents granted per technical domain and origin
  • the most active patent filers

These statistics are based on extracts from EPASYS, the EPO's monitoring database. They cover both Euro-direct and Euro-PCT applications entering the regional phase.

For the first time this year, we are providing our data as Excel spreadsheets. 

The following data is available:

Total European patent filings
European patent applications filed with the EPO
Granted patents
Top applicants

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