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A supplement to Patent Information News


Information on EPO data

The EPO provides users with high-quality online patent data from more than 80 different countries. We monitor the three main patent data streams (bibliographic, facsimile images and full text) at key stages in their life cycles to ensure that they are complete, consistent, accurate and up to date. 

Publication day

The publication day for European patent applications and patent specifications is Wednesday, irrespective of whether this day is a public holiday or not.


The following reports provide regular updates on the EPO's patent data coverage:

Useful tables and statistics

Updated weekly, this page provides files with information on codes, formats and statistics.

Raw data products

The EPO collects bibliographic data from over 80 countries and legal status data from more than 40 patent authorities. This data is provided in weekly updates and backfile collections.

Updates and newsflashes

Access to raw data updates and the newsflash archives.


Technical documentation on raw data products.

Download data

This area allows subscribers to download weekly batches of raw data.

Raw data FAQ

The most frequently asked questions about the EPO's raw data.

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