Patent Information News

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Patent Information News is a trilingual, quarterly magazine published by the Principal Directorate Patent Information of the European Patent Office (EPO), Vienna sub-office, Austria. It was formerly known as EPIDOS news.[1] It is published in English, German and French,[1] the three official languages of the EPO.[2] It often contains articles about the online search service Espacenet, patent documentation and search strategies.[3] Patent Information News was launched by EPO employee Ferdinand Rudolf in the early 1990s.[4]

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  1. ^ a b European Patent Office web site, Patent Information News. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ Article 14(1) EPC
  3. ^ Michael J. White, esp@cenet Europe's Network of Patent Databases, Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship (ISSN 1092-1206), Number 47, Summer 2006.
  4. ^ "Obituary: Ferdinand Rudolf" (PDF). Patent Information News. European Patent Office (3): 3. September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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