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Technologies combatting cancer
Discover the new Espacenet platform to find inventions used in diagnosis, treatment, cancer models, and ICT
Patent knowledge
Innovation
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Thank you! #50YearsEPC
Watch the highlights from many of the activities and initiatives organised by the European Patent Office.
EPC
Events
Celebrations
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Highlights
Official 50 Years EPC celebration
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Celebrations
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Boosting startups with IP
Inaugural Observatory event discusses startup finance
Observatory
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Introducing the new website
Based on your feedback, we have redesigned epo.org to be easier to use, more transparent and greener.
Digital transformation

Quality – our commitment to excellence

Challenging ourselves to achieve even higher levels of quality

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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.

Sustainability will be the focal point of the new Strategic Plan 2028.

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