Annual results and statisticsAnnual results 2016 The EPO granted 96 000 patents in 2016, which is 40% more than in 2015 and a new record high.
Skip navigation Customer Portal Home News archive IFI Data Enhancements Simplify Complex Patent Expiration Rules The 20 Year Term RuleAs a general rule of thumb, the effective life of a patent extends to 20 years from the application date. This rule
News archive IFI Legal Status Indicator for EPO Designated States We recently published a blog post that covered how IFI data enhancements make it easier to know when a patent will expire. That article focused on US patents, and in this post we’ll d