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.
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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, 577 KB)
A new version of the European Patent Register is available. For more information please consult the release notes.
You can now conduct a patent search in the EPO's databases - the world's largest free collection of technical information - on the move, using your smartphone, as the EPO has added mobile beta versions of Espacenet and the European Patent Register to its small-screen optimised website, m.epo.org.
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The Federated European Patent Register Service, available from within the European Patent Register, collects data from the designated contracting states "on the fly" and assembles it in a single display.
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