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Title: Espacenet, Patentscope and Depatisnet: a comparison approach
Authors: Jürgens, Björn
Herrero-Solana, Víctor
Issue Date: 12-Jun-2015
Abstract: Espacenet, Patentscope and Depatisnet are known as the main multinational patent databases offered by patent authorities which are available to the public free of charge. As all three systems have substantially improved in the last few years, a comparison of their functionalities and capabilities, as discussed herein, is useful for those unfamiliar with the recent developments. In order to present the comparison, the following aspects were analysed: data coverage, search functionality, result list, bibliographic view of records and patent data export options. Case studies are presented where the search systems were compared in the field of nanotechnology. The analysis concludes that Espacenet has the best features for searching, Patentscope the best for analysis and Depatisnet the best for complex search tasks.
Sponsorship: Project "Technology Watch of Spanish Nanotechnology via its patents" (Project number: CSO2012-38801), Spanish Ministry of Education. Grupo de Investigación: SCImago-UGR (SEJ036)
Publisher: Elsevier
Description: This article is based on a presentation given at the European Patent Office Patent Information Conference (EPOPIC) that was held during 4–6 November 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. Special thanks go to the organization team of the conference from the European Patent Office and to the CITPIA Patlib Centre Team without whom this study would never have been possible.
Keywords: Patents
Patent database
Open access
Free charge
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/41389
ISSN: 0172-2190
Citation: Björn, J.; Herrero-Solana, V. Espacenet, Patentscope and Depatisnet: a comparison approach. World Patent Information, 42:4-12 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/41389]
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