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Read plain language explanations, discover free tools, check if a patent is right for your innovation and find out if you are ready to apply for one.

New simpler system saves time and costs. 

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European Inventor Award 2024
Unveiling excellence: European Inventor Award 2024 finalists revealed
European Inventor Award
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08:00
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EPO meets with Thales
​​Meeting with EPO’s key applicant focuses on sustainability, Unitary Patent, quality & emerging technologies
Quality
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01:26
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The meaning of tomorrow
Our word association game took players by surprise. Here’s why….
European Inventor Award
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01:40
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World IP Day 2024
Happy World Intellectual Property Day from all of us! #WorldIPDay
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Quality – our commitment to excellence

Challenging ourselves to achieve even higher levels of quality

Get to know the EPO!

The latest figures and patenting trends from the EPO, including data downloads and country-specific profiles.

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Gain insight into our operations and decision-making processes.

In SP2028, the EPO will have one goal: sustainability. Our people, technologies, high-quality products and services, the partnerships the EPO develops and financial sustainability are the five drivers that will enable us to build a more sustainable patent office. 

We quantify and explore trends and challenges across the innovation ecosystem.