Data Bulk data sets Overview Main navigation Manuals Sequence listings National full-text data European Patent Register data EPO worldwide bibliographic data (DOCDB) EP full-text data EPO worldwide legal event data (INPADOC) EP bibliographic data (EBD) Boards of Appeal decisions EP full-text data for text analytics Home Searching for patents Data Bulk data sets National full-text data National full-text data Image Character-coded full-text extracts from the EPO's master database cover France, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Download a sample file OrderDownload 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 Request sample data from email@example.com Order the product from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive your user name and password for the download area by e-mail. Download and process regular weekly exchange files (usually Tuesdays) or backfile data. Conditions 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 Related products You might also be interested in these products and services, which are similar or include the same data: Espacenet Open Patent Services (OPS) See also Which bulk data sets best suit your needs? Support Talk to EPO experts or get help from other users Visit the discussion forum To choose the best-suited data set or web service for your needs, email email@example.com and request an online consultation via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype.