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Espacenet - patent search

Free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

European publication server

The official publication platform of the EPO. Get copies of European patent applications, granted European patent specifications and corrected documents.

European Patent Bulletin

The weekly European Patent Bulletin contains the bibliographic and legal-status data for European applications and patents required under Rule 143 EPC.


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European patent register

Direct access to all the publicly available information on European patent applications as they pass through the grant procedure: grants, oppositions, patent attorney/EPO correspondence and more.

Register Alert

The Register Alert service (formerly WebRegMT) allows you to automatically monitor changes to data contained in the European Patent Register. You can monitor up to 1 000 files of your choice.

Open patent services (OPS)

OPS delivers the same data as the Espacenet interface but in a customised and more flexible form. Create customised patent databases, track patent status changes and download data in bulk.

EBD (EPO Bibliographic Data)

Download one or several weeks EP patent bibliographic data in XML.