What is a patent?
A patent is a title of industrial property issued by the State for an invention. In exchange for making the invention public, it gives the holder the right to prevent third parties from exploiting the invention on national territory for a particular period of time. Patents are a very important source of primary information.
Links and resources
- Documents on patents available at CRAI
- International classification of patents of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- Patentscope: The WIPO search engine that enables users to search patent documents from all over the world.
- Spacenet: The European Patent Office's search engine that enables users to search patent documents from all over Europe.
- Lens: An open, global infrastructure that links patents to scientific publications.
- Technology Transfer and Innovation Centre - URV