Open Patent Services (OPS) is a web service which provides access to the EPO's raw data via a standardised XML interface. It does this using RESTful architecture.Test OPS
OPS data is extracted from the EPO's bibliographic, worldwide legal status, full-text and image databases and is therefore from the same sources as the Espacenet and European Patent Register data.
Simply follow these five steps:
|"Non-paying" users||Up to 4 GB of data per week||Free|
|"Paying" users||More than 4 GB of data per week||Annual subscription for calendar year 2018 (EUR 2 800)|
For more information about what we consider to be appropriate usage see our:
|OPS OpenAPI specification||YAML|
|OPS version 3.2 documentation – version 1.3.6||PDF
|Open Patent Services input and output XML schema||XSD|
|EPO St. 36 DOCDB exchange format for bibliographic data||XSD|
|EPO St. 36 DOCDB full-text exchange format for full-text data (claims and description)
|Open Patent Services XML schema for legal status data||
|Open Patent Services XML schema for CPC||XSD|
|Open Patent Services XML schema for Patent Register||
Legal status tag definition
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