National full-text data

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Character-coded full-text extracts from the EPO's master database cover France, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Download a sample file

The bulk data is provided in an XML format that is fully compliant with WIPO/ST36. It is available as frontfile and backfile data.

With national full-text data you can:

  • download weekly frontfiles
  • get data in XML format with embedded images in TIFF (if available)
  • search character-coded full text using your own search interface, database or search engine
Getting started
  1. Request sample data from
  2. Order the product from
  3. You will receive your user name and password for the download area by e-mail.
  4. Download and process regular weekly exchange files (usually Tuesdays) or backfile data.
Coverage Different coverage for each collection
Format XML ST36
Embedded images in TIFF (if available)
Volume The volume depends on the collection.
Delivery Current data (frontfile) is available for download. Backfile data is provided on a USB-stick
Price Please visit our shop for prices.

The terms and conditions for licensing of EPO databases apply

Further information

Functional specifications

At present we offer subscription products for the following collections only:

  • France
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
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