Finding happiness… in patent information databases

Did you know that every single day around 7500 patent applications are published around the globe ? Did you know that this information is public and can be conveniently searched ? Did you know that only a fraction of the R&D results in industry, described in patents, is also published in scientific journals ? Patent information databases can be a valuable source of literature for your research, in particular if your field of research involves a lot of industrial activity. For this reason, the Knowledge Transfer group is starting a regular 1-day course on searching patent information databases. It is aimed specifically at the research community at CERN and is focused on hands-on learning using tools available at CERN.  For more information and to enrol : Contact :

Updated on: 12/12/2016