Global patent index is there to help you if you need to find patents in a professional way but at low cost, e.g. for state of the art (technology surveys) and legal searches (novelty, freedom to operate, etc).
Global patent index can also be used for competitive intelligence, allowing you to perform competitor / technology watches and basic statistical analysis.
Subscribe to Global patent index for only EUR 775 per user per year for an all-inclusive price (no additional charges)
Subscribe for two or more users and you will benefit from a reduction of EUR 75 for each subsequent user.
Patent Translate is now available in Global patent index. You can translate the titles and abstracts of your retrieved documents between English and fourteen other languages.
Search the EPO's Global patent index searchable patent database via our user-friendly PISE interface which is available in English, French and German.
Global patent index is based on the EPO's DocDB bibliographic worldwide patent database collection and the EPO's worldwide legal status database INPADOC. It is updated on a weekly basis (every Friday at 12.00 hrs CET).
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