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European patent applications and specifications (EPAB)

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This free-to-use online tool gives you access to European patent applications and granted patents.

EPAB enables you to search European patent applications (A documents) and granted patents (B documents) and monitor new publications as they appear. It features advanced search capabilities, including full-text searching. The interface is available in English, French and German.


With EPAB you can:

  • perform your searches in a secure (https) environment and save queries for later use
  • use over 60 search criteria
  • access the original document in PDF
  • machine-translate the titles, abstracts, descriptions and claims of the retrieved documents using Patent Translate
  • display your search statistics graphically

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