International Patent Documentation DataBase (EPO)
European Patent Office/ FIZ Karlsruhe
The International Patent Docu-mentation Database contains bibliographic and family data of patent documents and utility models from of more than 100 patent-issuing organizations, in- cluding the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In addition, the legal status data of 77 patent issuing organizations (53 countries + 24 coutries of the national phases PCT/EP) are inclu-ded. Calculated expiration dates are provided for granted IP rights for 41 patent authorities.Bibliographic data is subject to special quality procedures to pro-vide best possible patent family recognition.INPADOCDB presents the wor-ldwide patent data from the pa-tent applications view, whereas INPAFAMDB presents the patent families view.