Patent applications to the EPO by priority year, by international patent classification (IPC) sections, classes and metropolitan regions [met_pat_epipc]

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Dimensions codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[unit] Unit of measure
  • [NR] Number
[ipc] International patent classification (IPC)
  • [A01] Agriculture; forestry; animal husbandry; hunting; trapping; fishing
  • [B64] Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics
  • [F42] Ammunition; blasting
  • [C11] Animal or vegetable oils, fats, fatty substances or waxes; fatty acids therefrom; detergents; candles
  • [A21] Baking; equipment for making or processing doughs; doughs for baking
  • [H01] Basic electric elements
  • [H03] Basic electronic circuitry
  • [C12] Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
  • [B42] Bookbinding; albums; files; special printed matter
  • [D04] Braiding; lace-making; knitting; trimmings; non-woven fabrics
  • [A46] Brushware
  • [E04] Building
  • [A22] Butchering; meat treatment; processing poultry or fish
  • [B22] Casting; powder metallurgy
  • [C04] Cements; concrete; artificial stone; ceramics; refractories
  • [B04] Centrifugal apparatus or machines for carrying-out physical or chemical processes
  • [G07] Checking-devices
  • [B08] Cleaning
  • [C23] Coating metallic material; coating material with metallic material; chemical surface treatment; diffusion treatment of metallic material; coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering, by ion implantation or by chemical vapour deposition, in general; inhibiting corrosion of metallic material or incrustation in general
  • [C40] Combinatorial technology
  • [F23] Combustion apparatus; combustion processes
  • [F02] Combustion engines; hot-gas or combustion-product engine plants
  • [G06] Computing; calculating; counting
  • [E01] Construction of roads, railways, or bridges
  • [G05] Controlling; regulating
  • [B65] Conveying; packing; storing; handling thin or filamentary material
  • [B02] Crushing, pulverising, or disintegrating; preparatory treatment of grain for milling
  • [C30] Crystal growth
  • [B44] Decorative arts
  • [B09] Disposal of solid waste; reclamation of contaminated soil
  • [E06] Doors, windows, shutters, or roller blinds, in general; ladders
  • [F26] Drying
  • [C09] Dyes; paints; polishes; natural resins; adhesives; compositions not otherwise provided for; applications of materials not otherwise provided for
  • [E21] Earth or rock drilling; mining
  • [G09] Educating; cryptography; display; advertising; seals
  • [H04] Electric communication technique
  • [H05] Electric techniques not otherwise provided for
  • [C25] Electrolytic or electrophoretic processes; apparatus therefor
  • [F16] Engineering elements or units; general measures for producing and maintaining effective functioning of machines or installations; thermal insulation in general
  • [C06] Explosives; matches
  • [C05] Fertilisers; manufacture thereof
  • [F15] Fluid-pressure actuators; hydraulics or pneumatics in general
  • [A23] Foods or foodstuffs; their treatment, not covered by other classes
  • [A43] Footwear
  • [F27] Furnaces; kilns; ovens; retorts
  • [A47] Furniture; domestic articles or appliances; coffee mills; spice mills; suction cleaners in general
  • [B06] Generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general
  • [H02] Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power
  • [C03] Glass; mineral or slag wool
  • [B24] Grinding; polishing
  • [A44] Haberdashery; jewellery
  • [B26] Hand cutting tools; cutting; severing
  • [A45] Hand or travelling articles
  • [B25] Hand tools; portable power-driven tools; handles for hand implements; workshop equipment; manipulators
  • [A42] Headwear
  • [F28] Heat exchange in general
  • [F24] Heating; ranges; ventilating
  • [B66] Hoisting; lifting; hauling
  • [G04] Horology
  • [E02] Hydraulic engineering; foundations; soil-shifting
  • [G11] Information storage
  • [C01] Inorganic chemistry
  • [G12] Instrument details
  • [IPC] International patent classification (IPC) - total
  • [B62] Land vehicles for travelling otherwise than on rails
  • [B32] Layered products
  • [A62] Life-saving; fire-fighting
  • [F21] Lighting
  • [E05] Locks; keys; window or door fittings; safes
  • [B23] Machine tools; metal-working not otherwise provided for
  • [F03] Machines or engines for liquids; wind, spring, or weight motors; producing mechanical power or a reactive propulsive thrust, not otherwise provided for
  • [F01] Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines
  • [B31] Making paper articles; working paper
  • [G01] Measuring; testing
  • [B21] Mechanical metal-working without essentially removing material; punching metal
  • [A61] Medical or veterinary science; hygiene
  • [C21] Metallurgy of iron
  • [C22] Metallurgy; ferrous or non-ferrous alloys; treatment of alloys or non-ferrous metals
  • [B81] Micro-structural technology
  • [G10] Musical instruments; acoustics
  • [B82] Nanotechnology
  • [D01] Natural or artificial threads or fibres; spinning
  • [G21] Nuclear physics; nuclear engineering
  • [B67] Opening or closing bottles, jars or similar containers; liquid handling
  • [G02] Optics
  • [C07] Organic chemistry
  • [C08] Organic macromolecular compounds; their preparation or chemical working-up; compositions based thereon
  • [D21] Paper-making; production of cellulose
  • [C10] Petroleum, gas or coke industries; technical gases containing carbon monoxide; fuels; lubricants; peat
  • [G03] Photography; cinematography; analogous techniques using waves other than optical waves; electrography; holography
  • [B01] Physical or chemical processes or apparatus in general
  • [F04] Positive-displacement machines for liquids; pumps for liquids or elastic fluids
  • [B30] Presses
  • [B41] Printing; lining machines; typewriters; stamps
  • [B61] Railways
  • [F25] Refrigeration or cooling; combined heating and refrigeration systems; heat pump systems; manufacture or storage of ice; liquefaction or solidification of gases
  • [D07] Ropes; cables other than electric
  • [B68] Saddlery; upholstery
  • [A] Section A - Human necessities
  • [B] Section B - Performing operations; transporting
  • [C] Section C - Chemistry; metallurgy
  • [D] Section D - Textiles; paper
  • [E] Section E - Fixed constructions
  • [F] Section F - Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting
  • [G] Section G - Physics
  • [H] Section H - Electricity
  • [B07] Separating solids from solids; sorting
  • [B03] Separation of solid materials using liquids or using pneumatic tables or jigs; magnetic or electrostatic separation of solid materials from solid materials or fluids; separation by high-voltage electric fields
  • [D05] Sewing; embroidering; tufting
  • [B63] Ships or other waterborne vessels; related equipment
  • [G08] Signalling
  • [C14] Skins; hides; pelts; leather
  • [A63] Sports; games; amusements
  • [B05] Spraying or atomising in general; applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general
  • [F22] Steam generation
  • [F17] Storing or distributing gases or liquids
  • [C13] Sugar industry
  • [A24] Tobacco; cigars; cigarettes; smokers' requisites
  • [D06] Treatment of textiles or the like; laundering; flexible materials not otherwise provided for
  • [C02] Treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge
  • [UNK] Unknown
  • [B60] Vehicles in general
  • [E03] Water supply; sewerage
  • [F41] Weapons
  • [A41] Wearing apparel
  • [D03] Weaving
  • [B28] Working cement, clay, or stone
  • [B29] Working of plastics; working of substances in a plastic state in general
  • [B27] Working or preserving wood or similar material; nailing or stapling machines in general
  • [B43] Writing or drawing implements; bureau accessories
  • [D02] Yarns; mechanical finishing of yarns or ropes; warping or beaming
[metroreg] Metropolitan regions
  • [ES026M] A Coruña
  • [DE507M] Aachen
  • [DK004M] Aalborg
  • [UK016M] Aberdeen
  • [ES021M] Alicante/Alacant - Elche/Elx
  • [FR014M] Amiens
  • [NL002MC_10] Amsterdam (NUTS 2010)
  • [FR036M] Angers
  • [BE002M] Antwerpen
  • [DK002M] Århus
  • [NL009M] Arnhem - Nijmegen
  • [DE061M] Aschaffenburg
  • [EL001MC] Athina
  • [DE033M] Augsburg
  • [FR039M] Avignon
  • [ES002M] Barcelona
  • [IT008M] Bari
  • [CH003M] Basel
  • [DE059M] Bayreuth
  • [UK012M] Belfast
  • [NO002M] Bergen
  • [DE001MC] Berlin
  • [CH004MC] Bern
  • [FR025M] Besançon
  • [PL011M] Bialystok
  • [DE017M] Bielefeld
  • [PL506M] Bielsko-Biala
  • [ES019M] Bilbao
  • [UK553M_10] Blackburn - Blackpool - Preston (NUTS 2010)
  • [IT009M] Bologna
  • [DE034M] Bonn
  • [FR007M] Bordeaux
  • [UK539M] Bournemouth
  • [UK005M] Bradford
  • [RO504M] Brasov
  • [SK001MC] Bratislava
  • [DE083M] Braunschweig-Salzgitter-Wolfsburg
  • [NL012M] Breda
  • [DE012M] Bremen
  • [DE527M] Bremerhaven
  • [IT029M] Brescia
  • [FR037M] Brest
  • [UK515M] Brighton and Hove
  • [UK011M] Bristol
  • [CZ002M] Brno
  • [BE001MC_10] Bruxelles / Brussel (NUTS 2010)
  • [RO001MC_10] Bucuresti (NUTS 2010)
  • [HU001MC] Budapest
  • [PL008M] Bydgoszcz - Torún
  • [ES522M] Cádiz - Algeciras
  • [FR023M] Caen
  • [IT027M] Cagliari
  • [UK017M] Cambridge
  • [UK009M] Cardiff
  • [IT010M] Catania
  • [BE004M] Charleroi
  • [UK568M] Cheshire West and Chester
  • [FR022M] Clermont-Ferrand
  • [RO002M] Cluj-Napoca
  • [PT005M] Coimbra
  • [RO501M] Constanta
  • [ES020M] Córdoba
  • [IE002M] Cork
  • [UK025M] Coventry
  • [RO004M] Craiova
  • [PL024M] Czestochowa
  • [DE025M] Darmstadt
  • [HU005M] Debrecen
  • [UK518M] Derby
  • [FR020M] Dijon
  • [UK506M] Doncaster
  • [ES510M] Donostia-San Sebastián
  • [DE009M] Dresden
  • [IE001MC] Dublin
  • [DE011M] Düsseldorf
  • [UK007M] Edinburgh
  • [NL005M] Eindhoven
  • [NL008M] Enschede
  • [DE032M] Erfurt
  • [UK018M] Exeter
  • [IT007M] Firenze
  • [DE052M] Flensburg
  • [DE005M] Frankfurt am Main
  • [DE027M] Freiburg im Breisgau
  • [RO503M] Galati
  • [PL006M] Gdansk
  • [CH002M] Genève
  • [IT006M] Genova
  • [BE003M] Gent
  • [DE057M] Gießen
  • [UK004M] Glasgow
  • [DE074M] Görlitz
  • [SE002M] Göteborg
  • [DE021M] Göttingen
  • [ES501M] Granada
  • [AT002M] Graz
  • [FR026M] Grenoble
  • [NL007M_10] Groningen (NUTS 2010)
  • [DE018M] Halle an der Saale
  • [DE002M] Hamburg
  • [DE013M] Hannover
  • [NL010M] Heerlen
  • [DE522M_10] Heidelberg (NUTS 2010)
  • [DE529M] Heilbronn
  • [FI001MC] Helsinki
  • [DE542M] Hildesheim
  • [RO502M] Iasi
  • [DE534M] Ingolstadt
  • [AT005M] Innsbruck
  • [DE045M] Iserlohn
  • [DE044M] Kaiserslautern
  • [DE035M] Karlsruhe
  • [DE513M] Kassel
  • [PL010M] Katowice
  • [LT002M] Kaunas
  • [DE039M] Kiel
  • [PL012M] Kielce
  • [UK026M] Kingston upon Hull
  • [UK501M] Kirklees
  • [DE042M] Koblenz
  • [DE004M] Köln
  • [DE054M] Konstanz
  • [SK002M] Kosice
  • [PL003M] Kraków
  • [DK001MC] København
  • [ES008M] Las Palmas
  • [CH005M] Lausanne
  • [FR038M] Le Mans
  • [UK003M] Leeds
  • [CY001MC] Lefkosia
  • [UK014M] Leicester
  • [DE008M] Leipzig
  • [BE005M_10] Liège (NUTS 2010)
  • [FR009M] Lille - Dunkerque - Valenciennes
  • [FR024M] Limoges
  • [AT003M] Linz
  • [PT001MC] Lisboa
  • [UK006M] Liverpool
  • [SI001MC_10] Ljubljana (NUTS 2010)
  • [PL002M] Lódz
  • [UK001MC_10] London (NUTS 2010)
  • [DE510M] Lübeck
  • [PL009M] Lublin
  • [LU001MC] Luxembourg
  • [FR003M] Lyon
  • [ES001MC] Madrid
  • [DE019M] Magdeburg
  • [DE037M] Mainz
  • [ES006M] Málaga - Marbella
  • [SE003M] Malmö
  • [UK008M_10] Manchester (NUTS 2010)
  • [DE084M_10] Mannheim-Ludwigshafen (NUTS 2010)
  • [DE053M] Marburg
  • [SI002M] Maribor
  • [FR203M_10] Marseille (NUTS 2010)
  • [IT501M] Messina
  • [UK559M] Middlesbrough
  • [IT002M] Milano
  • [HU002M] Miskolc
  • [IT030M] Modena
  • [DE036M] Mönchengladbach
  • [FR010M] Montpellier
  • [FR040M] Mulhouse
  • [DE003M] München
  • [DE504M] Münster
  • [ES007M] Murcia - Cartagena
  • [FR016M] Nancy
  • [FR008M] Nantes
  • [IT003M] Napoli
  • [DE064M_10] Neubrandenburg (NUTS 2010)
  • [UK013M] Newcastle upon Tyne
  • [FR205M] Nice
  • [FR044M] Nimes
  • [AT_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Austria
  • [BE_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Belgium
  • [CZ_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Czech Republic
  • [DK_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Denmark
  • [EE_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Estonia
  • [FI_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Finland
  • [DE_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Germany
  • [HU_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Hungary
  • [IS_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Iceland
  • [IE_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Ireland
  • [IT_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Italy
  • [LV_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Latvia
  • [MT_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Malta
  • [NL_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Netherlands
  • [NO_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Norway
  • [SK_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Slovakia
  • [SI_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Slovenia
  • [SE_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Sweden
  • [CH_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in Switzerland
  • [UK_NM] Non-metropolitan regions in United Kingdom
  • [UK566M_10] Norwich (NUTS 2010)
  • [UK029M] Nottingham
  • [DE014M] Nürnberg
  • [DK003M] Odense
  • [DE073M] Offenburg
  • [DE520M] Oldenburg (Oldenburg)
  • [PL016M] Opole
  • [FR019M] Orléans
  • [NO001MC] Oslo
  • [DE517M] Osnabrück
  • [CZ003M] Ostrava
  • [ES013M] Oviedo - Gijón
  • [DE523M] Paderborn
  • [IT028M] Padova
  • [IT005M] Palermo
  • [ES010M] Palma de Mallorca
  • [ES014M] Pamplona/Iruña
  • [FR001MC] Paris
  • [IT503M] Parma
  • [FR045M] Pau
  • [HU004M] Pécs
  • [FR043M] Perpignan
  • [DE533M] Pforzheim
  • [DE063M] Plauen
  • [BG002M] Plovdiv
  • [CZ004M] Plzen
  • [FR021M] Poitiers
  • [PT002M_10] Porto (NUTS 2010)
  • [UK023M_10] Portsmouth (NUTS 2010)
  • [PL005M] Poznan
  • [CZ001MC] Praha
  • [IT502M] Prato
  • [PL025M] Radom
  • [UK552M] Reading
  • [DE028M] Regensburg
  • [FR018M] Reims
  • [FR013M] Rennes
  • [DE537M] Reutlingen
  • [LV001MC] Riga
  • [IT001MC] Roma
  • [DE069M] Rosenheim
  • [DE043M] Rostock
  • [NL003M] Rotterdam
  • [FR015M] Rouen
  • [DE038M] Ruhrgebiet
  • [PL015M] Rzeszów
  • [NL001M] s' Gravenhage
  • [NL503M] s-Hertogenbosch
  • [DE040M] Saarbrücken
  • [FR011M] Saint-Etienne
  • [AT004M] Salzburg
  • [ES025M] Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • [ES015M] Santander
  • [DE077M] Schweinfurt
  • [DE031M] Schwerin
  • [ES004M] Sevilla
  • [UK010M] Sheffield
  • [DE540M] Siegen
  • [BG001MC] Sofia
  • [UK520M] Southampton
  • [HR005M] Split
  • [SE001MC] Stockholm
  • [UK027M] Stoke-on-Trent
  • [FR006M] Strasbourg
  • [DE007M] Stuttgart
  • [UK510M] Sunderland
  • [UK517M] Swansea
  • [PL007M] Szczecin
  • [HU009M] Székesfehérvár
  • [EE001MC] Tallinn
  • [FI002M_10] Tampere (NUTS 2010)
  • [IT022M] Taranto
  • [PL514M] Tarnów
  • [EL002M] Thessaloniki
  • [NL006M] Tilburg
  • [RO003M] Timisoara
  • [IT004M] Torino
  • [FR032M] Toulon
  • [FR004M] Toulouse
  • [FR035M] Tours
  • [FI003M] Turku
  • [DE532M] Ulm
  • [SE006M] Uppsala
  • [NL004M] Utrecht
  • [ES003M] Valencia
  • [ES009M] Valladolid
  • [MT001MC] Valletta
  • [BG003M] Varna
  • [IT011M] Venezia
  • [IT012M] Verona
  • [ES022M] Vigo
  • [LT001MC] Vilnius
  • [ES012M] Vitoria/Gasteiz
  • [PL001MC] Warszawa
  • [UK002M] West Midlands urban area
  • [DE079M] Wetzlar
  • [AT001MC] Wien
  • [DE020M] Wiesbaden
  • [PL004M] Wroclaw
  • [DE546M] Wuppertal
  • [DE524M] Würzburg
  • [HR001MC_10] Zagreb (NUTS 2010)
  • [ES005M] Zaragoza
  • [CH001M] Zürich
  • [DE544M] Zwickau
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