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European Patent Office
​The European Patent Office (EPO) offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries. ​​​​
European Patent Office (EPO) Database - Espacenet

​​Espacenet offers free access to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.​

European Patent Office (EPO) - "Y02" Classification Scheme

​​The EPO has developed a new "Y02" classification scheme, dedicated to climate change mitigation technologies, which enables a continuous and reliable flow of data on selected technologies and their application in the energy field.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Database - PATENTSCOPE

​​The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of participating National and Regional Patent Offices.  The information may be searched by entering keywords, names of applicants, international patent classification and many other search criteria in multiple languages.​​


​WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies. You can use this database and network to connect with technology and service providers, or advertise your needs.​​

WIPO Statistical Country Profiles

​These statistical country profiles provide information on patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial designs. They cover different dimensions of intellectual property (IP) activity, including incoming and outgoing filings, the share of filings in different technological fields, total patents in force, and the use of international IP systems by applicants.​

WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Centers

​The WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program provides innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services, helping them to exploit their innovative potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.​​

WIPO - Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)
​The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.​​​
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