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What happens if I click on "In my patents list"?

Clicking on "In my patents list" will add this document to your "My patents list". You can store up to 100 documents in this list. The list expires after one year of non-use. This period resets automatically each time you modify the list.

What happens if I click on the "Register" button?

If you click on the "Register" link (where activated) for a particular country this takes you straight to the corresponding entry in the national register concerned. For EP and Euro-PCT documents, clicking on the "EP Register" button allows you to view all the information pertaining to the patent application concerned, from first publication through to grant and beyond (legal status data, patent family details, etc.) in the European Patent Register.

How can I maximise the page view?

Click on "Maximise" to increase the size of the facsimile document and make viewing easier.

How can I download documents?

To download a European patent (country code EP) or an international patent document (country code WO) with up to 500 pages, click on "Download" and follow the instructions provided. If the document contains over 500 pages, "Document too large" will appear and you will have to save the document one page at a time.

Why is the Original document not available for certain documents ?

Although the Espacenet database is continually being expanded to include additional countries and provide more extensive coverage, we do not have all items of data for all documents. For example, we may have the bibliographic data for a particular document, but not the full text or the images of the document. In this case, the sidebar options normally used for accessing the missing data are deactivated. They are re-activated when the content becomes available.

What is Global Dossier?

Global Dossier gives you access to the file content of numerous intellectual property offices (including the IP5 offices). For more information please refer to our Help section on Global Dossier.