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European publication server The legally authoritative source for European A and B documents since 1 April 2005. All documents (A1, A2, A3 and B1, B2, B3 documents, as well as the corresponding A8, A9, B8 and B9 correction documents) are available free of charge from 14.00 hrs on their day of publication, which is usually every Wednesday.
European Patent Register Give access to all the publicly available information on European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure, including oppositions, patent attorney/EPO correspondence and more. This service also provides for public file inspection.
European Patent Bulletin Contains bibliographic data as well as data concerning the legal situation of European patent applications and patents as laid down in Rule 143 EPC.
Espacenet Patent Search Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.
Patent information services for experts (PISE) The EPO's patent information services for experts are a suite of browser-based products offering the kind of advanced search options that experienced patent searchers need.
PISE EPAF
European patent applications and specifications is the ideal database for expert patent searchers who want to keep up to date with European patent documents as they appear. Search the fulltext of the last four weeks' EP-A and EP-B publications using the powerful search engine accessed through the EPO's Patent information services for experts.
PISE Global Patent Index EPO Global Patent Index (GPI) offers a whole range of new search possibilities. It has 100 searchable fields and covers more than 70 million patent records.
PISE Worldwide Patent Statistical Database A snapshot of the EPO master documentation database (DOCDB) with worldwide coverage. It contains about 20 tables with bibliographic data, citations and family
links. It is tailored to facilitate statistical analysis and can be accessed via SQL. Configurable charts allow easy visualisation of query results.
Open Patent Services (OPS) Designed for automated queries, our Open Patent Services (OPS) deliver production-stable and high-quality raw patent data 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Download EPO data This area allows subscribers to download weekly batches of raw data.
PatXML PatXML software helps you draft your patent documents in Microsoft Word by creating a template with built-in EPC rules. Documents can then be printed and filed in paper form, or converted to PDF with a button or saved as XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to allow you to take advantage of reduced online filing fees, thus giving you a choice of filing formats.

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