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European Patent Office

Patent information from the European Patent Office (EPO) encompasses over 100 million documents and is well-known for its regular updates and high quality data. Highlights from the EPO at this year's conference include:

  • PATSTAT Online – a new tool for patent analysis
  • Full text search in Espacenet
  • Global Dossier – bringing the IP5 file wrappers together in one place
  • European Patent Register and the new register for unitary patents
  • The EPO as a PCT searching authority