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

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

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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:

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