How do you search in Espacenet?

How do you search in Espacenet?

Using keywords

  1. Open Espacenet.
  2. Enter your search string in the Smart search bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the magnifying glass icon to the right and in a few seconds you will see a result list.

How do I find a European patent?

Legal status information can also be accessed via the “Legal events” tab in Espacenet. This information is based on data the EPO receives from the national patent offices….For more information you can also contact the EPO direct at

  1. European Patent Register.
  2. Patent offices of member states.
  3. Espacenet.

How do I download a patent from Espacenet?

Patent documents can be downloaded from the Original document screen and drawing thumbnails from the Mosaics screen. To download all the pages of the document you are currently viewing, click on Download in the PDF viewer toolbar. The Espacenet verification window opens and shows a captcha image with a security code.

How long do European patents last?

20 years
The maximum term of a European patent is 20 years from its filing date. The patent may lapse earlier if the annual renewal fees are not paid or if the patent is revoked by the patentee or after opposition proceedings.

How do I do a patent search for free?

Below are some websites that you can use to perform a free patent search:

  1. USPTO. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office provides free patent searching of its public databases.
  2. Google Patents. A relatively easy database to search which PDF images available. Limited to U.S. patents and U.S. published applications.

What does Aripo stand for?

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an inter-governmental organization (IGO) that facilitates cooperation among Member States in intellectual property matters, with the objective of pooling financial and human resources and seeking technological advancement for economic, social.

What are kind codes in patent?

A kind code includes a letter, and in many cases a number, used to distinguish the kind of patent document (e.g., publication of an application for a utility patent (patent application publication), patent, plant patent application publication, plant patent, or design patent) and the level of publication (e.g., first …

How do I translate a patent in Espacenet?

How to use Patent Translate in Espacenet

  1. Find a patent document in Espacenet.
  2. Choose the part you want to translate – abstract, description or claims.
  3. Select the target language, and click the Patent Translate button.
  4. Once you see the translation, you can mouse-over to see the original text sentence by sentence.

What are the free databases for patent search?

These web databases allow free access for everyone.

  • Google Patents.
  • Espacenet (European Patent Office – worldwide patents)
  • Patentscope.
  • USPTO Web Patent Databases.

When was ARIPO created?

December 9 1976
The creation of ARIPO and the reasons behind its establishment. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an inter-governmental organisation created by the Lusaka agreement, which was adopted by a diplomatic conference held in Lusaka, Zambia, on December 9 1976.

How many states are in the ARIPO?

Membership to ARIPO is open to Member States of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) or the African Union (AU). As of 31 December 2021, ARIPO was comprised of 21 Member States and these are listed below and dates of their membership and contracting status with regards to the ARIPO Protocols that are in effect.

What do you need to know about Espacenet patents?

Here are some basic things you need to know before using Espacenet Patents are legal titles protecting inventions. They offer a temporary private right to the holder of the invention who can prevent others from using his patented invention.

What is Espacenet?

With its worldwide coverage and search features, Espacenet offers free access to information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to today. Espacenet is accessible to beginners and experts and is updated daily.

How to search for patents in Europe?

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What countries are covered by Espacenet?

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