EPO worldwide bibliographic data - backfileDOCDB is the EPO's master documentation database with worldwide coverage. It contains bibliographic data, abstracts, citations and the DOCDB simple patent family, but no full text or images.
First-time customers are required to buy a complete set of data (frontfile subscription plus the complete backfile).
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DOCDB data is the backbone of many commercial products and services. It includes bibliographic data from over 90 countries worldwide. The data goes back as far as the 1830s for some patent authorities, and is available as backfile and frontfile.
With DOCDB you can:
- obtain the bibliographic data of patents from around the world, plus abstracts, citations and the simple DOCDB patent family
- download bi-weekly frontfiles and an annual backfile
- receive data in XML WIPO ST 36 format
- build your own searchable database
More information to the product: epo.org/docdb