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1 The European Patent Office Contributing to a knowledge-based economy in Europe Jeremy Philpott13 September 2007

2 Background to The database of ideas What it is and what it is not

3 Searching in Database content - Coverage

4 Coverage Limitations vs. commercial patent databases Be aware

5 Searching in Limitations Maximum 4 search terms per field Maximum 21 search terms and 20 operators per mask Search terms in the abstract must be in English

6 Searching in Limitations AND is the only allowed operator used when combining search fields There are truncation limitations It is not possible to search within date ranges No Boolean operator (AND, OR, NOT) in the publication date (default operator is OR)

7 Searching in Limitations Classification Maximum 20 documents stored in "My patents list" - at the moment

8 Searching in

9 Searching in Quick Search

10 EP documents published in the last two years Worldwide database containing almost 60 million documents WIPO documents published in the last two years Keywords in English

11 Searching in Advanced Search More complex search possibilities

12 Searching in Number Search Number search

13 Searching in Hit lists and how to manage them

14 Contain the information relating to your search as well as a list of the titles found Only the first 500 results will be retrieved Compact list shows 30 hits and advanced list shows 15 hits The function "compact" allows you to obtain a more compact view of the result list (30 titles per page) Button "Refine search" to use in case of more than 500 results OR "0" result found

15 Searching in Documents and how to navigate Click on this link to open the document

16 Searching in Documents and how to navigate

17 Searching in Output Reading Understanding Printing

18 User support assistant

19 User support

20 Help index Quick help

21 Useful links and contact persons portalwww.espacenet.com forumhttp://forum.espacenet.com

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