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GB patents available on Patent Scope

GB published patent applications and granted patents now available on Patent Scope.


The Intellectual Property Office has for some time been exploring ways of extending the availability of our collection of patent specifications.

We are pleased to announce that in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva, the descriptions and claims of all post 1900 GB published patent applications and granted patents are now available on Patent Scope in a searchable text format.

Additionally, the European Patent Office have been gradually adding batches of historical GB granted specifications on to Espacenet. It is anticipated that the final batch of GB granted specifications will be uploaded on to the database by the end of August 2016.

Published 16 August 2016