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Search Espacenet for a large set of firms

Post by dsievert » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:07 am

Hello everybody,

I'm currently writing my master thesis, which compares the IP protection of startups to those of established companies. In order to do so, I've created a database of startups and established companies of whom I want to look up whether they have patents or not.
Unfortunately, I haven't found an adequate solution to look them up sequentially without searching for all of them by inserting the name one-by-one. Is there any solution for this case?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Search Espacenet for a large set of firms

Post by EPO / Patent Information » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:59 am

Hi dsievert!

First of all, our sincerest apologies for not answering you post early but it was somehow hidden in a wrong section :-(

In Espacenet you have the possibility to search for up to 10 applicant names using the OR operator between names in the Applicant field.

You might like to have a look at either Global Patent Index or PATSTAT online, both of these products offer many more search possibilities and there is a two-month free trial for each of them.

You can find them here, Global Patent Index and PATSTAT.

Good luck with your thesis!
Kind regards,

The Patent Information User Support Team

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