EPFULL - STN AnaVist Database Sheet

The STN® AnaVist™ Database Sheet for EPFULL includes the following:


EPFULL (European Patents Fulltext) database covers the full text of the European patent applications and granted European patents since 1978 and bibliographic records for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications transferred to the EPO. Each record contains bibliographic data, full-text of detailed description and claims and legal status information. The complete specification is given in one of EPO's official languages English, German or French for published unexamined applications (A-documents) from 1987 to date and examined granted patents (B-documents) since 1991. Titles are available in all three languages. Claims can be accessed for A-documents in English, German or French, for B-documents in all three languages. Abstracts in the original language can be searched for all A-documents. English abstracts are added to German and French documents within several weeks of their addition to the database.

Patent, application, priority and related patent information, cited references, abstracts, detailed descriptions, claims and legal status information may all be searched. All data featuring the same application number are grouped together in one single document. Full text and legal status data corresponds to the European Patent Bulletin.

File Data

  • 1978 - present
  • More than 4.29 million family records  with more than 7.43 million publications (7/17)
  • Updated weekly

Subject Coverage

All patent-relevant areas of science and technology, i.e., all classes of the International Patent Classification.


Patent applications and granted patents published by the European Patent Office.

Database Producer

European Patent Office
Vienna Sub Office
P.O. Box 90
Phone (+43) 1/52126-0
Fax: (+43) 1/52126-5491

Database Representatives

FIZ Karlsruhe
P.O. Box 2465
D-76012 Karlsruhe
Phone (+49) 7247/808-555
Fax: (+49) 7247/808-259

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of this database(s) apply to your use of the EPFULL file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope

Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

2. Customers

A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results

All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database). The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer.

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Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties.

The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge.

The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability

The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warranty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.


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