For those who work in R&D, patent information databases can serve as an inspiration and a tool for solving problems in their daily work. Patent information databases provide information on competitor's activities. One of the main advantages of the patent information databases is that it represents very often the only source of information about some technical solutions, having in mind that it is the first publication and sometimes the only one, due to the precondition for invention protection - novelty.In order to search patent information successfully, it is necessary to determine the symbol of International patent classification.
International patent classification - IPC (older versions: 2009.01, 2008.04)
Publication server - for search of published national patent applications from 1973 by number and symbol of the IPC