European patent applications from 2009 to 2018

This statistic shows the total number of patent applications to the European Patent Office from 2009 to 2018. The number of patent applications saw an overall increase of 39 thousand over the assessed period. In 2018, there was a total of 174.3 thousand applications to the European Patent Office.

Total number of patent applications filed at the European Patent Office from 2009 to 2018

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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

European patent filings include direct European filings under the European Patent Convention (EPC) and international filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

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