How to use the Espacenet patent database and to do your own patent searches

Inter-company training

Who is the training for?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketing managers
  • R&D managers
  • Inventors
  • Students
  • Researchers

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0,50 day(s)

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  • You are an entrepreneur and you want to check if an invention is already protected by a patent? You are a researcher and you wish to know the existing solutions to a technical problem and to know if you are free to exploit them? You are a company manager and you want to control what happens in a specific sector or what your competitors are working on?
  • If so, you should register to our free training course “how to use the Espacenet patent database and to do your own searches” organized by IPIL GIE. Xavier Delecroix, expert in technology watch and information at IPIL GIE will present the main principles of patent research and answer all your questions. The training room is equipped with computers on which participants can immediately put into practice the elements of the presentation.


  • What is a patent? [detail of the information contained in a patent document and its usefulness]
  • General presentation of the Espacenet patent database
  • Create a research strategy
  • Keyword Search VS Classification Code Search
  • Search operators
  • Search modes
  • Check the legal status of a patent

Additional information

The number of places is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

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