Only 2% of patent apps refused by EPO 2000-7


European Patenting Office 2000-7:

2% applications refused by EPO
31% application withdrawn by applicant (originator)
50% pending
17% granted

page 142, Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry – Preliminary Report, European Commission 2008
http://ec.europa.eu/competition/sectors/pharmaceuticals/inquiry/preliminary_report.pdf

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