European Publication Server

Summary
Provider

European Patent Office (EPO)

Fee
Free
ASPI
No
Database description

The European Publication Server is the legally authoritative source of patent applications and patent specifications published by the European Patent Office.

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.

With the European Publication Server users can:
• see all publications of European patent applications (A documents) and specifications of granted European patents (B documents) from 1978 to the present
• automate weekly retrieval of EP patent documents using the European Publication Server web service
• translate documents at the click of a button
• download individual documents in character-coded PDF/A format
• access Espacenet or the European Patent Register to find complementary data such as family and procedural data

Coverage URL
https://data.epo.org/publication-server/data-coverage
Coverage
Patent Collections
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Interfaces
Language
English
French
German
Classification
Classifications
International Patent Classification
Results
Results type
Machine translation
Data export
Data Export
Full document scans

Download via user interface or retrieval via web service of XML and character-coded PDF/A with EPO quality standard.

Operators
General operators
Boolean (AND, OR, NOT, XOR)
Bibliographic data – At least one of the following is available: publication number, filing number, grant number, publication date, filing date, grant date, applicant name, assignee name, inventor name, patent classification.
Partial text – At least one of the following (but not all) are available: title, abstract, description, claims.
Full text – All of the following are available (where applicable for the given jurisdiction): description, claims