Searching non patent literature

Basic Patent Information Course (BPIC)

Module 3B: Searching Non patent Literature

Learning Goals

At the end of module 3B, the students have knowledge of when and how perform NPL searches.

Course Content

Part 1

  • When to perform NPL searches?
  • Tools for searching NPL
  • Guidelines for searching NPL
  • Examples
  • Pitfalls and challenges

Part 2 

  • Practical cases of searching NPL


Aalt van de Kuilen


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