PATSTAT, also known as the EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database, is a snapshot of the EPO master documentation database (DOCDB) with worldwide coverage. It contains more than 20 tables with bibliographic data, citations and family links of 90 million applications of more than 80 countries.
There are two flavours of PATSTAT:
PATSTAT is specifically designed for statistical analysis.
Currently PATSTAT Online is provided as a test version (beta) to all subscribers of PATSTAT raw data.
PATSTAT Online is hosted on the PISE platform, i. e. EPOs Patent information services for experts. A graphical user interface is provided which accepts SQL-like queries. Also, some special features for statistical analysis and visualisation are included.
All subscribers of PATSTAT raw data are currently eligible to access the Expert mode of PATSTAT (test version). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a user name and password.
To try PATSTAT Online free of charge for two months, fill out the Registration form. You will receive your username and password by email.
The data is updated twice per year, usually April and October.
PATSTAT related training can be found at:
Calendar of events (enter "statistic" as keyword)
Use our discussion forum to talk to other users and EPO experts about PATSTAT.