Patent documents and their accessibility

Basic Patent Information Course (BPIC)

Module 1A: Patent documents and their accessibility

Learning Goals

At the end of module 1A, the students have knowledge of the contents, structure and accessibility of patent documents, so that they:

  • can make a contents analysis of a document
  • have knowledge of general classification techniques
  • have knowledge of different retrieval techniques

Course Content

  • Contents Analysis of Patent Documents
  • Basic Structure of Patent Documents
  • Retrieval Techniques


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To get the best results out of the course its advisable to bring your own laptop.