Bulk data sets

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The EPO's bulk data sets are bulk extractions from EPO-internal patent databases made available to external users for further processing. They are structured and standardised collections of data.

Here's an overview of the bulk data sets we offer:

EP bibliographic data (EBD)

European Patent Register data

EP full-text data

EP full-text data for text analytics

EPO worldwide bibliographic data (DOCDB)

EPO worldwide legal event data (INPADOC)

Sequence listings

National full-text data

Decisions of the EPO boards of appeal

The EPO's bulk data sets are also referred to as "raw data products" or "EPO databases".  

If you are interested in using bulk data to conduct statistical analyses, please take a look at our PATSTAT page.