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We provide access to the largest single source of technical information in the world: our databases containing millions of patent documents. This allows you to see what already exists, find out about technical aspects of your competitors’ work or spot trends in technology.


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Open Patent Services

Open Patent Services (OPS) is a web service which provides access to the EPO's data via a standardised XML interface. It does this using RESTful architecture.


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European Publication Server web service

Updated weekly, the European Publication Server gives you free online access to all the European patent documents published by the EPO.

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