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The European Patent Office and its patent information policy

The European Patent Office and its patent information policy The European patent information policy of the European Patent Organisation EPO derives from a 1988 decision of the Administrative Council of the EPO. The intent of the policy is to improve access to patent information for European users, to encourage innovation and to strengthen Europe's position on technical information exchange with Japan and the USA. The EPO markets a number of data products, such as CDROM and online databases, including the services of INPADOC, which was integrated with the EPO in 1990. These data are available at cost to noncommercial organisations and at market rates for commercial use. The information is also disseminated through European national patent offices, with whom the EPO maintains a close cooperation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Electronic Library Emerald Publishing

The European Patent Office and its patent information policy

The Electronic Library , Volume 9 (6): 4 – Jun 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0264-0473
DOI
10.1108/eb045095
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Abstract

The European patent information policy of the European Patent Organisation EPO derives from a 1988 decision of the Administrative Council of the EPO. The intent of the policy is to improve access to patent information for European users, to encourage innovation and to strengthen Europe's position on technical information exchange with Japan and the USA. The EPO markets a number of data products, such as CDROM and online databases, including the services of INPADOC, which was integrated with the EPO in 1990. These data are available at cost to noncommercial organisations and at market rates for commercial use. The information is also disseminated through European national patent offices, with whom the EPO maintains a close cooperation.

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The Electronic LibraryEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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