Data sets

 Title

 Description  Availability
European Patent Register (EBD)  Bibliographic data of the weekly EPO Patent Bulletin. XML-tagged data of all new EPO patent applications and specifications.  XML
EP-A & EP-B documents Complete documents, i.e. all the data available in published EP applications such as bibliographic data, full text, drawings and granted patents in XML  DVD
REST
SOAP
ZIP
Text of decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal Complete text of (published and unpublished) decisions of the EPO boards of appeal from 1978 onwards in XML format

DVD

REST
ZIP 

EPO patent information resource (DOCDB) EPO master documentation database. Worldwide coverage. Contains bibliographic data, abstracts and citations (no full text) DVD
REST
SOAP
ZIP
Electronic machine translation dictionaries Electronic machine translation dictionaries
German - English; English - German
Spanish - English; English - Spanish
English - French; French - English
English - Italian; Italian - English
English - Portuguese; Portuguese - English

REST

ZIP

Worldwide legal status (PRS) Formally known as INPADOC legal status data. Relates to information on the events during the lifetime of a patent. Includes records from over 40 international patent authorities in SGML format DVD
REST
ZIP
Full images of worldwide patent documents from the BNS collection
BNS is the EPO internal collection of facsimile documents (images, not machine readable), extracted in PDF format. The complete documents as published by some 80 patent authorities are scanned and stored in BNS

PDF

ZIP

DVD

HDD

Clipped images from the BNS collection All the images from the first pages of the representative documents of each simple patent family (WO, EP, DE, FR, GB, CH and US). Currently there are approximately 7 million images with a total storage volume of 75 GBytes in TIFF Format PDF
ZIP
REST
DVD

EPO Worldwide Patent Statistical Database

Snapshot of the EPO master documentation database (DOCDB). Worldwide coverage. Contains 20 tables including bibliographic data, citations and family links. This database is designed to be used for statistical research and requires the data to be loaded into the customer's own database

PDF
ZIP
REST
HDD

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