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Content description

ESPACE FIRST series contains bibliographic data and facsimile images of the title pages of European patent applications and PCT International applications. It includes searchable titles and abstracts in English, French, German and Spanish (PCT only) as well as references to the PCT publication number for the Euro-PCT documents. A cummulative index gives reference to the documents published in the previous 5 years.

Recommended use

ESPACE FIRST is suitable as an archive system for European and PCT patent applications and for carrying out off-line state-of-the-art searches. Due to its frequency of publication and indexed fields it is also a good tool for performing follow-up searches.

Type of documents

The title (first) pages of EP-A1 and EP-A2 European patent applications, WO-A1 and WO-A2 PCT International applications.

Languages available

Searchable titles and abstracts in English, French, German and Spanish (PCT only)

Coverage of the overall series

From the first European patent application published (1978) to 2009.

From the first PCT document published (1978) to 2009.

Searchable fields

Following fields are available for searching, alone or combined:

ABE     English abstract
ABF     French abstract
ABG     German abstract
ABS     Spanish abstract
AD       Filing Date
AN       Application number
DAN     Divisional application
DP       A-doc publication date
DS       Designated states
EP       EP publication number
ET       English title
FT       French title
GT      German title
IC       All classification (1-7)
ICA     Classifications advanced level
ICAA   Class. Advanced level - Additional information
ICAI    Class. advanced level - Invention information
ICC     Classifications core level
ICCA   Class. core level - Additional information
ICCI    Class. core level - Invention information
INV      Inventor
IPC      All classifications (1-8)
KI        Document kind
MC       Main classification
NEW     New document
NO       WO number for EuroPCT
NP       Priority number
PA       Applicant
PAN     Parent application
PD       Priority Date
PRESENCE     Presence of data
PUBL    Publication by the EPO
RO       Regional office
RP       Representative
ST       Spanish title (WO only)
WO     WO Publication number

Special features

The data and images are fully downloadable, bibliographic data in XML (2006 to 2009) and SGML (2000-2005) and images in TIFF format. Using the MIMOSA retrieval software, the first pages can be downloaded or printed.

Sample record

1. Notice view
2. Document view

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