What does this database cover?

Espacenet provides free access to patent information from the European Patent Office. There’s access to over 120 million documents from over 100 countries.

There’s a powerful search facility to help you find documents on the subject area you are looking.

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Help in using Espacenet

There’s an excellent introductory video on the Espacenet homepage and a useful downloadable pocket guide. If you require further help with this database or support to start up your own business, please email eccles.library@scll.co.uk or karen.yates@scll.co.uk.