What EPO tools are available to help with patent evaluation?

The EPO has acquired, adopted and distributed the "IPscore" software to the national patent offices in its member states.

IPscore, developed by the Danish Patent and Trademark Office in co-operation with the Copenhagen Business School and industry, enables you to carry out a qualitative evaluation. The IPscore method is used to value technology, patents and patent portfolios internally, within companies, and provides a framework for evaluating and strategically managing patents.