The European Publication Server is the legally authoritative source of patent applications and patent specifications published by the EPO.
With the European Publication Server you can:
see all publications of European patent applications (A documents) and specifications of granted European patents (B documents) from 1978 to the present
translate documents at the click of a button
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The European Publication Server is a free online service. It is updated weekly. The publication of European patent documents takes place every Wednesday at 14.00 hrs CET.