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Subject Information about published patent applications from over 90 different countries and regions. Coverage, access points and content varies. Coverage of the worldwide database.
Sources Citations and full text to patent applications worldwide.
Dates Covered Varies depending on the source of the data. For US: facsimiles 1936 to present, abstracts 1970 to present. Update speed varies: "Documentation relating to countries for which the PCT minimum documentation is held is usually loaded during the week following the publication date, as the EPO database is updated once a week and most patent offices publish their patent applications once a week."
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Provider European Patent Office
Access On the web.
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