New fact sheet on "How to search for patent information"

The European IPR Helpdesk has produced a new fact sheet explaining how to carry out a patent search using one of the most used patent databases, Espacenet, which includes quick and advanced search options.

Conducting patent searches is very useful for several purposes, not only for organizations such as SMEs and Universities, but also for researchers. However, in order to perform good and useful searches, it is essential to understand the structure of patent information, whatever form it can take (full text or bibliographic) as well as where and how to use the search tools available; elements that we also will present in this fact sheet.

The aim of this fact sheet is thus to present you this enigmatic tool in a user-friendly fashion.





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  • International; Other

Entry created by Elke Dall on December 5, 2011
Modified on December 5, 2011