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 (novelty, freedom to operate, etc).
can also use it to gather competitive intelligence, for example by performing
competitor/technology watches and basic statistical analyses.
Global patent index interface is available in English, French, German, Spanish
your searches in a secured encrypted https environment
use of over 100 search criteria covering indexed bibliographic data, citations,
classifications, legal status and more
the legal status, patent family (simple and extended) and representative image
the full original patent documents, mosaics and CPC codes via hyperlinks to
the titles and abstracts of the retrieved documents to and from English and
many other languages using the Patent
your search queries for later use (e.g. for patent watches)
your result lists and document content in different display and reporting formats
out basic statistical analyses
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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