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 Summary Sheet


Producer:Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), France
Coverage:1961-November 2009
File Size:1.129.824 records
Updates:Closed file
File Type:Bibliographic
Content:French patents
STN Easy:Yes

FrancePat contains information on all French patent applications and granted French patents published by the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), including all patents published in France since 1966 as well as all special pharmaceutical patents (Brevets Spéciaux Médicaments) published between 1961 and 1978. Records include bibliographic, administrative and comprehensive legal status data for each patent. For patents from 1978 forward, abstracts, descriptors and images of patent drawings are also available. All records are in French, but there are also English descriptors available (from 1987 forward). The file is updated weekly. FrancePat is a private service under distribution agreement with the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle. An online thesaurus is available in the /IPC field.


Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)
26 bis, rue de Saint Petersbourg
75800 Paris, Cedex 08
Phone: (+331) 53 04 53 04
Fax: (+331) 42 93 59 30

Copyright Holder
Private service under distribution agreement with Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the FRANCEPAT file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

2. Customers
A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results
All rights are reserved. Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer.
No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database).
The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer.

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Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright.
For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties.
The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in harmcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge.
The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.