Patent research system

All library users can use the the European Patent Office’s patent research system on computers at the Science and Technology Branch Library (TNZB). The computers enable direct and secure access to the European Patent Office’s Global Patent Index (GPI).

The GPI contains over 70 million patents from all over the world. There are three different research options and the data is contained in up to 100 different fields.

If an electronic full text version of a document is available, the original document can be access via the Index.

The GPI is updated continuously.


on how to use the GPI are provided for individuals and small groups. Please register for courses via the UB Coach. Due to limited space, a maximum of 3 people can take part in each course.

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