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European Patent Register data

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European Patent Register data contains all the publicly available procedural information on European patent applications as they pass through each stage of the granting process.

Download a sample file

You can use European Patent Register data to:

  • find out what stage in the procedure a European patent application has reached
  • integrate records from the European Patent Register into your own search interface, database or search engine
  • combine frontfiles (EBD) and an annual backfile (European Patent Register data)
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1.Check the sample data and informaiton on the main features of our raw data products.

2. Order the product from csc@epo.org

3. Use your user credentials (which will be sent to you via email) to get data from the download area.

Coverage
1978 to date
Format XML ST36
Volume Backfile: approx. 5.5 GB zipped
Delivery Backfile data is available for download twice a year.
Frontfile in same format is not available.
Price Annual subscription (download):

Companies wishing to offer products or services based on EPO raw data, or who already do so, must sign a licence agreement.

The European Patent Register data backfile provides complete historical data for an EPO patent application at any given time. The European Register data is a snapshot of the database on the date specified, and includes not only the information listed in Rule 143 EPC but also additional data such as legal status, attorney details, etc.

Our product does not include "All documents" or Federated Register sections of the European Patent Register.

Please note that European Patent Register data backfile can only partly be matched with the EBD weekly frontfile.

For more information please contact patentdata@epo.org

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