Annual reports and statistics

We strive to ensure a high level of transparency in all our operations – whether they concern the patent-granting process, the working conditions of our staff, or our responsibilities to society at large.

  • Annual reports

Access our flagship publication presenting highlights and statistics for each year.

For annual reports dating back to 1997, navigate to the Publications area on the website and select the category About the EPO. 


  • Statistics

Download 10-year data and country-specific data on filings, applications, and grants.

Social reports

Financial statements

Environmental statements

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