24 June 2021
Today the EPO increases public access to its rich sources of patent statistics with a free mobile app to complement our annual Patent Index.
Released today for both Android and iOS, the EPO Data Hub contains data covering the last five years (i.e. 2016-2020) for European patent applications and granted patents. In tables and charts it shows the data at global level and country level, showing % share and % growth as well as rankings for top applicants, top regions and even top cities. The built-in download function makes it easy to access the source data for sharing or further private analysis.
The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to run on smartphones or tablets - it will even work when offline.
The app is based upon the same statistics gathered for and published in our annual Patent Index every March. The EPO continues to make this data available as downloadable Excel sheets in addition to this app. The EPO Data Hub is an "entry-level" service for non-experts and complements the more advanced statistical features built into Espacenet ("advanced search" functions). For professional users of patent information, especially those developing patent landscapes, the EPO continues to provide PATSTAT and IPscore.