Open Patent Services (OPS)

Designed for automated queries, our Open Patent Services (OPS) deliver production-stable and high-quality raw patent data 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With OPS you can:

  • access the EPO's worldwide patent data
  • enrich your own software applications
  • develop tailor-made clients
  • integrate your own data with data available via OPS. 

To use OPS, you need to be familiar with SOAP-based and/or RESTful web services.

OPS v 2.6.2. RESTful

Title Format Date
REST services WADL descriptor WADL 24.5.2011
OPS version 2.6.2 documentation - version 1.0.3.2
PDF
13.12.2011
Open Patent Services input and output XML schema XSD 17.3.2011
EPO St. 36 DOCDB exchange format for bibliographic data XSD 17.3.2011
EPO St. 36 DOCDB full-text exchange format for full-text data (claims and description)
XSD 17.3.2011
Open Patent Services XML schema for legal status data XSD
17.3.2011
Open Patent Services XML schema for ECLA XSD 24.5.2011
Open Patent Services XML schema for Patent Register XSD
24.5.2011
Cross-domain requests
PDF
24.5.2011

OPS v 2.6.1. SOAP

Title Format  Date 
Open Patent Services WSDL  WSDL 28.10.2009
Open Patent Services input and output XML schema  XSD   28.10.2009
Open Patent Services XML schema for legal status data
XSD   28.10.2009
EPO St. 36 DOCDB exchange format for bibliographic data XSD
28.10.2009
EPO St. 36 DOCDB full-text exchange format for full-text data (claims and description) XSD 28.10.2009
Legal status tag definition PDF
3.8.2006

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