Patent Search Basics - where and how to find patent information

      -       english   -  deutsch

09:00 - 13:00


University of Graz, Office of Research Management and Service, in cooperation with the Austrian Patent Office


Anmeldung bis 21.10.2020, 12:00

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Many innovations are exclusively published in patent literature!

Therefore patent search is an essential tool for enhancing your knowledge in your specific field of science and may prevent from overlooking state of the art when planning your research or interpreting your research results.

This online workshop gives an introduction into the structure of patent documents and particularities of "patent language". The content and coverage of free patent databases will be explained and different search techniques will be demonstrated (keyword search, classification search, using Boolean and Proximity Operators in espacenet, legal status information etc.). After this introduction the participants can check their skills with prepared examples in a hands-on search in espacenet.

When: 22. October 2020, 09:00 - 13:00, online

Workshop language: English or German (depending on participants)

Registration required at: gernot.faustmann(at)

Number of participants: limited to 10 (there will be a waiting list; given sufficient interest additional workshops will be organized in the near future)


Dr. Susanna Slaby and Claudia Steinz-Krismanic, Austrian Patent Office

Dr. Susanna Slaby studied chemistry at the University of Vienna and has been working for the Austrian Patent Office since 2001. She examines patents in the fields of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Water Treatment and is in charge of Database Trainings.

Dipl.Ing. Claudia Steinz-Krismanic studied physics at TU Wien and has been working for the Austrian Patent Office since 2000. She examines patents in the fields of Physics and Human Necessities and is in charge of Database Trainings.

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