EBD provides details of all newly published applications and patents, as well as recent changes to previously published patents. The backfile is a snapshot of the European Patent Register at a given time.Download a sample file
The data includes the date of filing, titles, applicant data, classification and priority data. It is the same as the data in the European Patent Bulletin.
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|Volume||Frontfile: approx. 20 MB
Backfile: approx. 5.2 GB
|Delivery||Current data is provided as a weekly download.
Backfile data is delivered on hard disk or can be downloaded on request.
|Price||Frontfile (weekly download): free
Backfile: EUR 2 610
Companies wishing to offer products or services based on EPO raw data, or who already do so, must sign a licence agreement.
The data is available in the form of 'raw', unformatted, but highly structured data files. It is extracted from EPASYS, the EPO's administrative database. The files are not a cumulative record of all the changes. There is a clear distinction between A and B publications since these are separate documents for publication purposes.
Note: The system processing the files must be able to read the UTF-8 character set.
EBD weekly files in XML ST36 do not give the whole history and status of an EPO application or patent.
The annual Register in XML backfile is a snapshot of the European Patent Register at a given time. It includes the whole history and status of an EPO application or patent.
For more details see "EBD specifications version 3.24.1" in the manuals section.
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