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First-page images

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More than 7 million representative drawings available as backfile and frontfile data.

Download a sample file

The clipped images collection of drawings from the first pages of patent publications contains one representative drawing per patent family.


With first-page images you can:

  • find representative drawings
  • download the data quarterly and as a backfile
  • get images in TIFF format
  • build your own database or search tool and link image data to your existing bibliographic records
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1. Check the sample data and information on the main features of our bulk data sets.

2. Order the product from csc@epo.org.

3. You will receive your user name and password for the download area by e-mail.

4. Download and process regular quarterly files and/or backfiles.

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Coverage Includes WO, EP, DE, FR, GB, CH and US
Different coverage for each collection  
Format TIFF
Volume Frontfile: approx. 1 GB (zipped)
Backfile: approx. 90 GB (zipped)
Delivery Current data (frontfile) is available as a quarterly download. Backfile data is available on hard disk.
Price Annual subsrciption (Download):
Backfile:
Annual service fee:

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

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