The EPO's advanced online patent search tool
can use Global patent index (GPI) to carry out low-cost, expert searches on the
state of the art and legal issues.
can also use it to gather competitive intelligence, for example by performing
competitor/technology watches and basic statistical analyses.
- Choose your preferred language for the user interface, which is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese
your searches in a secure https environment
use of over 100 search criteria covering indexed bibliographic data, citations,
national and international classifications, legal status and more
the bibliographic data, citations, classifications, legal status, patent family (simple and extended) and representative image
the full original patent documents, mosaics and CPC codes via hyperlinks to
the retrieved titles and abstracts
your search queries (e.g. for patent watches)
your result list and document content in different display and download formats
- Visualise your search results (e.g. competitor and technological trends)
patent index is based on the EPO's DocDB bibliographic worldwide patent database collection
and INPADOC worldwide legal status database. It is
updated weekly, on Fridays at 12.00 hrs CET.
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