According to the European Patent Convention, the European Patent Office has the legal obligation to publish the patent applications it receives (A-documents) and the patents it grants (B-documents).
All European patent applications (EP-A documents) filed via the PCT route published by WIPO in one of the official language of the EPO are not republished by the EPO. For this reason, only minimum information is available (EP publication, corresponding PCT application number...).
The product includes complete documents of the EP applications and granted patents as published.
This product is provided as a backfile only. The frontfile data is integrated in the product 14.12.
EP-A documents from 1978 onwards
EP-B documents from 1980 onwards
Backfile: approx. 1.2 TeraBytes
Current data can be downloaded weekly. Publication takes place on Wednesday, at 14.00 CET (see product 14.12).
Backfile data is made available on a harddisk.
For price information please refer to the patent information price list under product 14.13 (see "Download" box in top right corner).