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Free databases (JPG)

Search for legal and technical information in our online patent databases.

Espacenet - patent search

90 million patent documents from all over the world, giving information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

European publication server

The official platform and source for EPO publications: European patent applications, patent specifications and corrected documents.

Patent translate

This machine translation service, available in Espacenet and the European publication server, is specially designed for complex patent texts.

European Patent Bulletin

Published weekly, the bulletin contains the bibliographic and legal-status data stipulated in the EPC for European patent applications and patents.


Software to help you to evaluate, analyse and manage your patent portfolio.

Common Citation Document

The CCD provides single-point access to citation data for patent applications examined by the trilateral offices.

European Patent register

Online file inspection and information about European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure (including opposition and correspondence).

Register Alert

Register Alert informs you of changes in the European Patent Register for up to 1 000 files of your choice.

Open patent services (OPS)

OPS allows customised use of the same information as is available from Espacenet: you can produce databases, monitor the legal status of patents, and download large amounts of data.

EBD (EPO bibliographic data)

Download one or more weeks of EP patent bibliographic data in XML.

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