Bulk data sets
The EPO's bulk data sets are bulk extractions from EPO-internal patent databases made available to external users for further processing. They are structured and standardised collections of data.
Here's an overview of the bulk data sets we offer:
The EPO's bulk data sets are also referred to as "raw data products" or "EPO databases".
To find out which product best suits your needs, have a look at this table.
If you are interested in using bulk data to conduct statistical analyses, please take a look at our PATSTAT page.
Other useful resources are: