EP full-text search

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This free-to-use online tool gives you access to European patent applications and granted patents.

EP full-text search enables you to search European patent applications (A documents) and granted patents (B documents) and monitor new publications as they appear. It features advanced search capabilities, including full-text searching. The interface is available in English, French and German.

With EP full-text search you can:

  • perform your searches in a secure (https) environment and save queries for later use
  • use over 60 search criteria
  • access the original document in PDF
  • machine-translate the titles, abstracts, descriptions and claims of the retrieved documents using Patent Translate
  • display your search statistics graphically
Getting started

Have a look at the user manual


EP full-text search is updated every Wednesday at 14.00 hrs CET.

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Related products

European patent applications (A-types) and patents (B-types) are also available in the following supplementary products:

European publication server

EP full-text data 

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