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Discover the potential of the EPO’s legal patent information: see if and where a patent has been granted, if it is valid, if there is still time to challenge it, and much more.  

European Patent Register

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

European Patent Bulletin

The European Patent Bulletin offers free downloadable files containing bibliographic and procedural data.

EP Bulletin search

Comprehensive online access to bibliographic and procedural information on European patent applications and granted patents.

Searching Asian documents: legal status information and file histories

Find out whether a patent has been granted or is in force in Asia.

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European Case Law Identifier sitemap

The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) sitemap makes it easier to access and reference decisions of the EPO’s boards of appeal.

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