The European Patent Register is the most complete and up-to-date source of publicly available procedural information on European patent applications as they pass through each stage of the granting process.
This free online service contains procedural information on all European patent applications from the moment they are published. It includes links to the patent registers of many of the EPO member states, showing the status of European patents after grant, when the national patent offices take over responsibility for them.
The European Patent Register is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is not intended for bulk data retrieval and users are limited to ten search-related actions per minute. The service does not support automated searches (robots) and will deny access to any robots it identifies.
For more details please read our fair use charter.
The terms and conditions of use for the website apply.
When you use the European Patent Register, you also have access to a number of useful tools and resources. They are also free of charge.
The Register Alert service allows you to monitor changes to data in the European Patent Register. You can monitor up to 1 000 files of your choice and opt to receive an e-mail alert every time a change triggering a Register event occurs to one of your selected files.
The Federated European Patent Register displays data relating to European patents in the post-grant phase. This information is made available by the national offices of the states concerned.
Applicants often file patent applications for the same invention at multiple patent offices. Global Dossier brings these documents together in one place, to give you access to the correspondence (or “file wrapper”) between applicants/attorneys and the offices concerned for Canadian, Chinese, European, Japanese, Korean, US and PCT applications. It also offers you automatic machine translations of Chinese, Japanese and Korean documents into English.
Global Dossier is available from the European Patent Register and Espacenet.