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EPO worldwide legal status database (INPADOC)

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Legal status data relates to information on the events during the lifetime of a patent application. INPADOC contains legal status events from over 40 international patent authorities worldwide, available as backfile and frontfile data.

Download a sample file

INPADOC data is the backbone of many EPO legal status products and services. It includes legal events from the patent gazettes and registers of various national patent authorities, including the EPO and WIPO.


With INPADOC you can:

  • download weekly frontfiles and an annual backfile
  • retrieve data in XML
  • build your own database or search tool and link legal status events to your existing bibliographic records

1. Check the sample data and information on the main features of our raw data products.

2. Order the product from csc@epo.org.

3. You will receive your user name and password for the download area by e-mail.

4. Process the backfile first.

5. Download the regular weekly exchange files (usually Tuesdays).

Format

XML format

Volume

Frontfile: approx. 10 MB weekly
Backfile: approx. 8 GB

Delivery

Current year (frontfile data) can be downloaded weekly.
Backfile data is available for download once a year.

Price

Annual subscription:
Backfile:
Annual service fee :

The EPO's bulk data sets are also referred to as "raw data products" or "EPO databases".  

The terms and conditions for licensing of EPO databases apply (PDF, 101 KB).

  • Content and coverage of the INPADOC legal status file
  • Regularly updated information (categorisation of legal status events)
  • Currently used DTD/Schema

INPADOC user manual

The manual contains information about the legal status exchange format and the layout of file records, data records and attribute lists. It includes explanations of legal events tags and a sample file.

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