Patent Information News

Patent Information News is a trilingual, quarterly magazine published by the Principal Directorate Patent Information of the European Patent Office (EPO), Vienna sub-office, Austria.

History and profile

Patent Information News was launched in the early 1990s.[1] At that time, it was known as EPIDOS news,[2] and the name Patent Information News was apparently adopted in 2006.[3] It is published in English, German and French,[2] the three official languages of the EPO.[4] It often contains articles about the online search service Espacenet, patent documentation and search strategies.[5]

See also


  1. "Obituary: Ferdinand Rudolf" (PDF). Patent Information News. European Patent Office (3): 3. September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. European Patent Office web site, Patent Information News Archived 2011-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. "Patent Information News [Deutsche Ausgabe]". WorldCat. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. Article 14(1) EPC
  5. Michael J. White, esp@cenet Europe's Network of Patent Databases, Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (ISSN 1092-1206), Number 47, Summer 2006.

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