New technical measure - Downloading files and file collections

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New technical measure - Downloading files and file collections

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:08 am

In order to make access and use of the European Patent Register fair for all users, we have recently implemented some technical measures to regulate excessive use of the system. These measures limit the number of pages that can be downloaded to 2000 pages in one go. To avoid rejection we recommend downloading documents in batches equal to or less than 2000 pages using the Selected documents download.

Important note: if you use ZIP Archive to download, the complete file inspection is downloaded, irrespective of individual file selection.

If you need to download European patent applications or specifications that exceed the 2000 page limit, we recommend you use the European Publication Server (
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The Patent Information User Support Team

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