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Clipped images from the BNS collection

Binary code (decorative image)

More than 7 million representative drawings available as backfile and frontfile data.

Download a sample file

The clipped images collection of drawings from the first pages of patent publications contains one representative drawing per patent family.


With clipped images from the BNS collection you can

  • find representative drawings
  • download the data quarterly and as a backfile
  • get images in TIFF format
  • build your own database or search tool and link image data to your existing bibliographic records
Getting started

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. Note your username and password for the download area - you will receive these by e-mail.

4. Download and process regular quarterly files and/or backfiles.

Conditions
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Coverage Includes WO, EP, DE, FR, GB, CH and US
Different coverage for each collection  
Format TIFF
Volume Frontfile: approx. 1 GByte
Backfile: approx. 90 GBytes
Delivery Frontfile data can be downloaded quarterly (January, April, July and October).
Backfile data is available on hard disk.
Price Annual subsciption: EUR 270
Backfile: EUR 3 130

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

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