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Global patent index (GPI)


GPI user manual V2.1 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

GPI introductory guide (PDF, 468 KB)

The EPO's advanced online patent search tool

You can use Global patent index (GPI) to carry out low-cost, expert searches on the state of the art and legal issues (novelty, freedom to operate, etc).

You can also use it to gather competitive intelligence, for example by performing competitor/technology watches and basic statistical analyses.

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Free trial

Test GPI free of charge for two months

Take part in our survey at the end of the trial period and you will receive a special offer to subscribe to GPI for only EUR 300 in 2014!


Subscribe to Global patent index for an all-inclusive price (no additional charges) of only EUR 795 per user per year.

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Getting started

GPI user manual V2.1 (PDF, 725 KB)

GPI introductory guide (PDF, 468 KB)


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