Global Patent Index (GPI)

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GPI is a powerful tool that enables you to perform detailed searches in the EPO's worldwide bibliographic, legal event and full-text data sets.

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GPI is updated weekly. More than 500 000 patent documents are added every month.

With GPI you can:

  • perform regular monitoring (e.g. monthly or quarterly) of technical areas or companies to identify newly added patent documents
  • use the built-in charts to visualise technical trends and companies' patenting activity in your presentations and reports
  • choose the data you want to see and download to focus on what you are interested in
  • run data quality assessments to measure the risk of incomplete search results
Getting started

Learn how to use GPI:

GPI – pocket guide

GPI user manual

GPI - Introductory Video


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