European Publication Server web service

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

The European Publication Server's REST API enables access to XML, HTML, TIFF images, and PDF/A versions of European A and B publications.

With the web service you can retrieve

  • publication dates
  • weekly patent lists
  • documents as XML, HTML, TIFF or PDF files
  • raw data
Getting started

European Publication Server REST services reference guide


Under the fair use policy, each IP address has a download limit of 5 GB in any sliding window of seven days.

Fair use charter

The terms and conditions of use for the website apply.

Further information

Release Notes

New version of the European Publication Server

Related products

In addition to the European Publication Server web service, European applications (A documents) and specifications (B documents) are also available in the following complementary products:

European Publication Server

EP full-text search

EP authority file (cumulative list of EP publication numbers)