EBD files (weekly download) - free of charge

Details about EBD files

  • The EBD pages make it is possible to download one or several weeks EP patent bibliographic data in XML (see below).
  • This is text data only and the bibliographic data has the same data content as the weekly EPO Patent Bulletin.
  • These files are complex and you will need a good understanding of EPO patent data to process them. Please refer to the information pages.
  • These files can be quite large and may take some time to download - even though they are 'zip' files.


Additional information concerning the XML file formats and documentation can be found here.

EBD public files

As of January 2013, SGML data (ST.35, ST.32) and ABS files are discontinued. The weekly EBD ST.36 files are now available as a raw data product. Please contact patentdata@epo.org for getting access to the raw data download area.

EBD secure files for EPC national offices

Enter your smart card and press the login button to go to the download page for the secure ST.36 files.

Should you require a smart-card, please click here.

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