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

  • Dimensions

    • Unit of measure
      • Nominal GDP in billion euro
      • Number
      • Per million inhabitants
    • International patent classification (IPC)
      • 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; 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
      • 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
      • Hand or travelling articles
      • Hand tools; portable power-driven tools; handles for hand implements; workshop equipment; manipulators
      • Headwear
      • ...
    • Metropolitan regions
      • Aachen
      • Aalborg
      • Aberdeen
      • A Coruña
      • Alicante/Alacant - Elche/Elx
      • Amiens
      • Amsterdam (NUTS 2010)
      • Angers
      • Antwerpen
      • Århus
      • Arnhem - Nijmegen
      • Aschaffenburg
      • Athina
      • Augsburg
      • Avignon
      • Barcelona
      • Bari
      • Basel
      • Bayreuth
      • Belfast
      • Bergen
      • Berlin
      • Bern
      • Besançon
      • Bialystok
      • Bielefeld
      • Bielsko-Biala
      • Bilbao
      • Blackburn - Blackpool - Preston (NUTS 2010)
      • Bologna
      • Bonn
      • Bordeaux
      • Bournemouth
      • Bradford
      • Brasov
      • Bratislava
      • Braunschweig-Salzgitter-Wolfsburg
      • Breda
      • Bremen
      • Bremerhaven
      • Brescia
      • Brest
      • Brighton and Hove
      • Bristol
      • Brno
      • Bruxelles / Brussel (NUTS 2010)
      • Bucuresti (NUTS 2010)
      • Budapest
      • Bydgoszcz - Torún
      • Cádiz - Algeciras
      • Caen
      • Cagliari
      • Cambridge
      • Cardiff
      • Catania
      • ...