Patent applications to the European patent office (EPO) by priority year

  • Provider: Eurostat
  • Source URL: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/table.do?pcode=...
  • Catalog: Yearly from 2003 to 2014
  • Localized to: English
  • Tags: , , .
  • Description:

    The total European patent applications refer to requests for protection of an invention directed either directly to the European Patent Office (EPO) or filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and designating the EPO (Euro-PCT), regardless of whether they are granted or not. The data shows the total number of applications per country. If one application has more than one inventor, the application is divided equally among all of them and subsequently among their countries of residence, thus avoiding double counting.

  • Dimensions

    • Unit of measure
      • All (no breakdown)
      • Number
      • Per million inhabitants
      • Per million of inhabitants
    • Geopolitical entity (reporting)
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Belgium
      • Brazil
      • Bulgaria
      • Canada
      • China (except Hong Kong)
      • Croatia
      • Cyprus
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • EL
      • 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
      • 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
      • [RENAMING RESOLVED] Germany (until 1990 former territory of the FRG)