Global Patent Index (GPI)

Summary
Database package

GPI is a subscription database. A month free trial is possible.

Provider

European Patent Office (EPO)

Fee
Fee paying
ASPI
No
Database description

GPI enables you to perform detailed searches in the EPO's worldwide bibliographic, legal event and full-text data sets.
You can can:
• Run detailed searches combining bibliographic, legal event and full text data
• Run data quality assessment
• Run regular monitoring searches
• Visualize search result sets
• Customize data display and download

Highlights
Legal status
Search results
Cooperative Patent Classification
Coverage URL
https://www.epo.org/searching-for-patents/data/coverage/weekly.html
Coverage
Patent Collections
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Interfaces
Language
English
French
German
General search tools
General search tools
Non-Latin character search
Search history queries

• Run detailed searches combining bibliographic, legal event and full text data
• Run data quality assessment
• Run regular monitoring searches
• Visualize search result sets
• Customize data display and download

Classification
Classifications
Cooperative Patent Classification
FI/F-Terms
International Patent Classification
US Patent Classification
Other
Value-added data
Value added data
Standardized ID numbers

Use of EPO standardized publication, application and priority numbers

Patent family data
Patent family data
Extended
Simple

Searchable simple families, non-searchable extended families

Index lists
Index lists
Applicant name

All search criteria have their own index, e.g. to check name variations.

Results
Results type
Sorting by relevance

Search result list has customizable content and is sortable, e.g. by dates, numbers, family size – ascending, descending or using search engine default ranking.

Analysis
Analysis data
Applicant and/or inventor
Classification
Dates
Analysis
Graphical
Statistical

Barcharts ranking and correlating the results according to various criteria (applicant, IPC etc.). Bar charts for 15 parameters (Applicant, CPC etc.) and bubble charts for 10 parameters (Earliest priority date, Country of applicant etc.).

Data export
Data Export
Bibliographic data
Citations
Classification
Full document scans
Legal status
Title and/or abstract

Current download limits:
• 10,000 result list entries (bibliographic data, titles and abstracts), e.g. in CSV format
• 1,500 documents (bibliographic data, titles, abstracts and legal event data), e.g. in ODT format
• 10 full documents in PDF format

Non-patent data
Non-patent content
Non-patent literature

NPL references, e.g. of search report citations

Operators
General operators
Anti-proximity (outside of range)
Boolean (AND, OR, NOT, XOR)
Comparison (e.g. >, =<)
Proximity (within range)
Special
Wildcard operators
0-1 characters
1 character
Unlimited characters

‘WITH’ operator for more accurate search results compared with ‘AND’ operator. Anti-proximity can be realized by a combination of ‘NOT’ and ‘Proximity operator.’ Maximum of 5 wildcards per term are allowed.

Truncation
Center truncation
Left truncation
Right truncation
SLART
Bibliographic data – At least one of the following is available: publication number, filing number, grant number, publication date, filing date, grant date, applicant name, assignee name, inventor name, patent classification.
Partial text – At least one of the following (but not all) are available: title, abstract, description, claims.
Full text – All of the following are available (where applicable for the given jurisdiction): description, claims