European patent applications and specifications (EPAB) is a free database which contains bibliographic data, full text and embedded fascimile images of European patent applications (EP-A) and granted European patents (EP-B).
The database is suitable for carrying out prior art searches on EP documents and it is also a good tool for performing follow-up searches (monitoring).
There is a weekly update on Wednesdays at 14:00 CET.
71 search criteria organised in seven groups, covering bibliographic data, full text, titles in English, French and German, abstracts, citations, IPC, etc.
Documents downloadable in various formats, including the PDF of the published version and the additional files such as sequence listings.
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