Patent applications to the EPO by priority year by international patent classification (IPC) sections and classes

  • Dimensions

    • International patent classification (IPC)
      • Total number of patent applications
      • Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
      • Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics
      • Ammunition; blasting
      • Animal or vegetable oils, fats, fatty substances or waxes; fatty acids therefrom; detergents; candles
      • Baking; edible doughs
      • Baking; equipment for making or processing doughs; doughs for baking
      • Basic electric elements
      • Basic electronic circuitry
      • Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
      • Bookbinding; albums; files; special printed matter
      • Braiding; lace-making; knitting; trimmings; non-woven fabrics
      • Brushware
      • Building
      • Butchering; meat treatment; processing poultry or fish
      • Casting; powder metallurgy
      • Cements; concrete; artificial stone; ceramics; refractories
      • Centrifugal apparatus or machines for carrying-out physical or chemical processes
      • Checking-devices
      • Cleaning
      • Coating metallic material; coating material with metallic material; chemical surface treatment; diffusion treatment of metallic material; coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering, by ion implantation or by chemical vapour deposition, in general; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general
      • Combinatorial technology
      • Combustion apparatus; combustion processes
      • Combustion engines; hot-gas or combustion-product engine plants
      • Computing; calculating; counting
      • Construction of roads, railways, or bridges
      • Controlling; regulating
      • Conveying; packing; storing; handling thin or filamentary material
      • Crushing, pulverising, or disintegrating; preparatory treatment of grain for milling
      • Crystal growth
      • Decorative arts
      • Disposal of solid waste; reclamation of contaminated soil
      • Doors, windows, shutters, or roller blinds, in general; ladders
      • Drying
      • Dyes; paints; polishes; natural resins; adhesives; compositions not otherwise provided for; applications of materials not otherwise provided for
      • Dyes; paints; polishes; natural resins; adhesives; miscellaneous compositions; miscellaneous applications of materials
      • Earth or rock drilling; mining
      • Educating; cryptography; display; advertising; seals
      • Electric communication technique
      • Electric techniques not otherwise provided for
      • Electrolytic or electrophoretic processes; apparatus therefor
      • Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general
      • Explosives; matches
      • Fertilisers; manufacture thereof
      • Fluid-pressure actuators; hydraulics or pneumatics in general
      • Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes
      • Footwear
      • Furnaces; kilns; ovens; retorts
      • Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
      • Generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general
      • Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power
      • Glass; mineral or slag wool
      • Grinding; polishing
      • Haberdashery; jewellery
      • Hand cutting tools; cutting; severing
      • ...
    • Geopolitical entity (reporting)
      • All countries of the world
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Brazil
      • Bulgaria
      • Canada
      • China (except Hong Kong)
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Estonia
      • Euro area (16 countries)
      • Euro area (17 countries)
      • Euro area (18 countries)
      • Euro area (19 countries)
      • European Union (27 countries)
      • European Union (28 countries)
      • Finland
      • Former Soviet Union (before 1991) / Total components of the former Soviet Union
      • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the
      • France
      • Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)
      • Greece
      • Hong Kong
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • India
      • Ireland
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Japan
      • Latvia
      • Liechtenstein
      • Lithuania
      • Luxembourg
      • Malta
      • Mexico
      • Netherlands
      • New Zealand
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Romania
      • Russia
      • Singapore
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • South Africa
      • South Korea
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Taiwan
      • Turkey
      • United Kingdom
      • United States
    • Unit of measure
      • Number
      • Per million inhabitants
      • Per million labour force
      • Per million of active population
      • P_MACT