EBD files (weekly download) - free of charge

More detail about EBD files

  • The EBD pages make it is possible to download one or several weeks of EP patent bibliographic data in XML (see below).
  • This is text data only and the bibliographic data has the same data content as the weekly EPO Patent Bulletin.
  • These files are complex and you will need a good understanding of EPO patent data to process them. Please refer to the information pages.
  • These files can be quite large and may take some time to download - even though they are 'zip' files.
    Note: we store only the previous six weeks' data on this site.

EBD files:

Additional information concerning the file formats and documentation can be found here. 

ST.36 WIPO ST.36 format:: this is XML tagged text data in UTF-8.
ABS EP abstracts in WIPO ST.36 format: this is XML tagged text data containing bibliographic data and abstracts.

SGML data:

IMPORTANT: The XML data is the official EPO data from week 1, 2006 onwards. The continuation of the production of SGML frontfile data cannot be guaranteed and may be discontinued at any time. However, the information below is useful for the treatment of SGML backfiles not yet converted into XML.

Additional information concerning the file formats and documentation can be found here. 

ST.35 WIPO ST.35 format: this data is in binary format and contains an EBCDIC encoded SGML tagged file conforming to WIPO standard ST.32.
ST.32 WIPO ST.32 format: this is SGML tagged text data which is data extracted from the WIPO ST.35 file as a 'flat ASCII file'. 

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