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Patent Data API
Welcome to the largest, most accessible Patent Data API on the Internet.
Our API (Application Programming Interface) service allows your programmes to automatically interface with our source data for patents. Access over 55 million patent documents from USPTO, EPO, DOCDB (INPADOC), WIPO, JP and KR.
Using our API you can automatically download patent data in XML, JSON and searchable patent PDF formats.
Please find below details on the Boliven Patent database and how the Patents API can be used.
Boliven boasts a broad and deep coverage of the available patent literature. We are continually working to expand and improve our list of data suppliers, key features of our dataset:
- Includes over 55 million documents
- We currently cover USPTO, EPO, DOCDB(INPADOC), WIPO, JP and KR
Please see the main documentation for general usage instructions, the following section outlines specific Patent based calls
- Patent Search
Create your own custom searches against the Boliven patent database, you can specify fields to query eg Title, abstract, inventor (and many more), number of rows to return at a time (max 50 per call), the fields to return eg doc number or assignee and choice of many more. Data is returned in XML or JSON format.
Click for detailed documentation and sample patent search API calls.
- Patent Details
To retrieve all the data Boliven has on a specific document you can pass in the document id and recevie all the raw data we have on that document in XML or JSON format.
Click for detailed documentation on patent data detail API.
If you want to select key bibliographic data on a list of given documents you can simply pass in a list of documents and all bibliographic data will be returned, in JSON or XML format.
Click for detailed documentation on patent summary data API.
- Searchable Patent PDF
The patent API can also return the original searchable PDF document, simply send in the document number you need and retrieve the full PDF document.
Click for detailed documentation on patent PDF retrieval.