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
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.