Search the full text of all EP A and B documents

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European Publication Server (EPO's official publication platform), European Patent Bulletin (Searching procedural data of EP A and B documents via the Patent information services for experts interface) and EP full-text data (Searching the full text of EP A and B documents via the Patent information services for experts interface).
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Patrick Le Gonidec
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Search the full text of all EP A and B documents

Post by Patrick Le Gonidec » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:38 pm

Starting at EP 0000001 A1, the full text of all European patent applications (A publications) and specifications (B publications) is now searchable at https://data.epo.org/expert-services.

Additionally, the new user interface allows you to analyse easily the top 50 IPC symbols which could then be used as input for further elaborating your search strategy. You can also analyse applicants, cited applicants (applicants of cited patents) and inventors.

An updated EPAB user manual is under preparation and will be soon available.


ivo_debaere
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Re: Search the full text of ??all?? EP A documents

Post by ivo_debaere » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:50 am

I could not found a certain published application with a keyword search in the claims. The reason was that this application was the EP regional phase of a Euro-PCT application. This application was not searchable in the text fields.
The application could be retrieved via the publication number. Also then it was not possible to access the text fields.

I assume this is also applicable to many other EP entries. If so many relevant documents may be overlook by performed searches on claims of pending EP applications.


OPS support
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Re: Search the full text of all EP A and B documents

Post by OPS support » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:10 pm

I would suggest an article on national entries in our databases avaialble in EPO's Patent Information News 1/2014: http://www.epo.org/service-support/publ ... .html#tab2

I think this article will give you good background information about why in cretain cases you will not find all national entry documents when searching databases at the EPO.

I hope this helps,

OPS and Patent data support


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