The European Patent Register contains all the publicly available information on European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure, including oppositions, patent attorney/EPO correspondence and more. This service also provides for public file inspection.
Search the European Patent Register in German, English and French
Learn more about the European Patent Register in this introductory video.
Learn how to use the European Patent Register and Register Alert through our collection of 25 interactive e-learning modules.
European Patent Register - An introductory guide (PDF, 345 KB)
Your feedback has prompted us to start a "Did you know?" series on our landing page to revisit some of the basic functions in the European Patent Register. You'll find that there's a lot you didn't know you knew about the EP Register.
... that the European Patent Register supports Boolean search? You didn't?! It does! This means that you can combine search statements with AND (restricting the number of search results), OR (broadening the number of search results) and NOT (excluding particular search results). But that’s not all - within Smart search you can also use proximity operators, comparison operators, and much more.
Take a look at our default Boolean operators and Smart search operators for more information.
On 26 November 2014 we released a new version of the European Patent Register. If you would like to know more, please consult the release notes.
Help us to continue improving the services of the European Patent Register and Register Alert applications by giving us your feedback.
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