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Women’s participation in inventive activity

Women’s participation in inventive activity

New EPO study shows a persistent gender gap in patenting in Europe despite some encouraging trends.

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IPR-intensive industries study 2022

IPR-intensive industries

New study analyses the contribution of IPR-intensive sectors to the EU economy.

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European Inventor Award 2022 trophies

European Inventor Award 2022 winners announced

Exceptional inventors from Estonia, France, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland and the US receive European Inventor Award 2022.

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Deep tech innovation in smart connected technologies

SMEs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Our new joint study with European Investment Bank identifies specific challenges deep tech SMEs face in the EU

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Patent Index 2021

Patent Index 2021

The EPO received 188 600 applications last year, up 4.5% compared with 2020 and the highest number to date.

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