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Bulk data sets

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The EPO's bulk data sets are bulk extractions from EPO-internal patent databases made available to external users for further processing. They are structured and standardised collections of data.

Here's an overview of the bulk data sets we offer:

The EPO's bulk data sets are also referred to as "raw data products" or "EPO databases".  

To find out which product best suits your needs, have a look at this table.

If you are interested in using raw data to conduct statistical analyses, please take a look at our PATSTAT page.

Other useful resources are:

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