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Official Journal 2023
Published monthly, the Official Journal contains decisions of the President of the EPO and the Administrative Council, notices and information about fees, a calendar of events, information from the contracting states and other information relevant to the EPC and its implementation.
Innovation trends in additive manufacturing
Patents in 3D printing technologies
Innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has surged in the past decade. The study finds that between 2013 and 2020, international patent families in 3D printing technologies grew nearly eight times faster than for all technology fields combined in the same period.
Financial Statements 2022
The financial statements include the EPO's income statements, balance sheet, statements of financial position, comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows and notes for the year.
Data Protection Report 2022
The Data Protection report presents measures taken in the past year to honour the EPO's commitment to protecting the privacy and personal data of users.
Quality Report 2022
The EPO’s annual quality report provides our users with a full set of quality indicators. It also sets out our commitment to quality and the results that are being achieved. The report underlines how the EPO is supporting innovation with high-quality patents that will ultimately drive economic growth, employment and prosperity.
Environmental Report 2022
The EPO's Environmental Report presents environmental data and provides information about the progress the Office has achieved in its environmental performance across all locations in Berlin, Munich, The Hague and Vienna.
Engagement Report 2022
The Engagement Report provides an overview of our activities aimed at building an engaged, knowledgeable and collaborative organisation.
Annual review 2022
This report outlines the EPO’s main activities in 2022 and, its progress in pursuing each of the five clear goals of the Strategic Plan 2023.
European Patent Academy Report 2022
This report presents the Academy's achievements over the past 12 months in the context of broader changes in the learning landscape.
Co-operation Report 2022
This first ever annual report on co-operation aims to offer deeper insights into the Office's multifaceted activities in this area. The report highlights the EPO’s efforts to build a stronger, more harmonised patent system in Europe and beyond that protects innovation for the benefit of all interested parties.