European Patents Full text data- base covers the full text of European patent applications and granted European patents from 1978 onwards. Data- base records comprise all documents published for one European application number. Records contain bibliographic data including patent applicant and inventor, patent, application, priority, and related application data, IPC, CPC, and EPC/ICO classification codes, abstract, and full text of description and claims. Titles are in English, French and German, abstracts in English or the original abstract in German or French plus the English translation. Descriptions and Claims available in German or French are machine translated to English or from equivalent documents. Numeric property search (NPS) and key term search is available.