With OPS you can:
To use OPS, you need to be familiar with RESTful web services.
|REST services WADL descriptor||WADL|
|OPS version 3.0 documentation - version 1.1.1||PDF
|Open Patent Services input and output XML schema||XSD|
|EPO St. 36 DOCDB exchange format for bibliographic data||XSD|
|EPO St. 36 DOCDB full-text exchange format for full-text data (claims and description)
|Open Patent Services XML schema for legal status data||
|Open Patent Services XML schema for CPC||XSD|
|Open Patent Services XML schema for Patent Register||
Legal status tag definition
Please consider that, although the SOAP based services are still supported, their documentation is not updated any longer. OPS Register and CPC as well as any new services that come on line will only be available as REST.
|Open Patent Services WSDL||WSDL||28.10.2009
|Open Patent Services Manual||PDF