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Espacenet - patent search

Espacenet offers free access to tens of millions of patent documents worldwide. It contains information about inventions and technical developments from the 19th century right up to today.

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Global Patent Index

GPI is an online tool that enables you to perform expert patent searches.

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European Publication Server

Free online access to all the European patent documents published by the EPO

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EP full-text search

This free-to-use online tool gives you access to European patent applications and granted patents.

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